Studies of Three Heads and a Sketch of a Harpy

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


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0403, only state

Dimensions

Sheet: 8 x 11.6 cm (3 1/8 x 4 9/16 in.) Platemark: 2.1 x 11.4 cm (13/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1981.190

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Printed on one sheet with an impression of De Vesme/Massar 406

Markings

Verso, lower right-center of sheet, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282a)

Provenance

John Evelyn (1620-1706)(no mark)(representation of Jan Johnson); Jan Johnson Old Master and Modern Prints, Inc., Montreal; from whom purchased June 10, 1981

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard