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Sketches of Four Heads

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


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0404, only state (but see note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 2.6 x 10 cm (1 x 3 15/16 in.) Platemark: 2.4 x 9.8 cm (15/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

P14365.29

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This is a later impression, with the number “29” in the lower right corner. See notes in De Vesme/Massar, pp. 97-98.

Markings

Verso, 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