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Six Heads

about 1646
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0416, ii/ii (see note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 3.9 x 14.2 cm (1 9/16 x 5 9/16 in.) Platemark: 3.8 x 14.2 cm (1 1/2 x 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P14365.44

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This impression is of the second state, after the plate was cut in two between the second and third heads from the left, and has only the six heads on the right side of the plate. Also, it has the number “40” in the lower right corner. See notes in De Vesme/Massar, pp. 97-98.

Markings

Verso, left center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(cf. Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund