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Sketches of Heads and an Antique Helmet

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


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0402, only state (but see note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 3.6 x 9.5 cm (1 7/16 x 3 3/4 in.) Platemark: 3.1 x 9.1 cm (1 1/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

P14365.31

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This is a later impression, with the number “30” in the lower right corner, and with the scribbled diagonal lines to the left of the helmet effaced. With respect to the number, see the notes in De Vesme/Massar, pp. 97-98.

Markings

Verso, lower 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