The Flight into Egypt

about 1641
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0011, i/iv

Dimensions

Sheet: 12.5 x 10.6 cm (4 15/16 x 4 3/16 in.) Platemark: 12 x 10 cm (4 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.754

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Although De Vesme/Massar describes the first state as before any inscription, there can be seen on this impression a very faint inscription in the upper left portion of the lower border, in which the word “Bella” can be discerned; this inscription is not, however, the inscription that appears on the later states of the print. (S. Bergquist 12-21-2007)

Markings

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

Provenance

P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London; from whom purchased September 18, 1958

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund