Bust of a Man

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


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0426, probably ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 5.4 x 5 cm (2 1/8 x 1 15/16 in.)(trimmed within platemark)

Accession Number

1981.208

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Trimmed within platemark at top and bottom, and all four corners trimmed off. According to De Vesme, the plate was 64 mm high in the first state, and was cut down in the second state, so it is not possible to ascertain the state of this impression.

Markings

Lower left, 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