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Cartouche with Two Harpies (from the Set of Eighteen Cartouches, De Vesme/Massar 1027–1044)

1646
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 1034, proof before i/iii (before the inscriptions and some slight additions)

Dimensions

Sheet: 23.8 x 18.7 cm (9 3/8 x 7 3/8 in.)(trimmed to the platemark)

Accession Number

P14372.6

Medium or Technique

Etching, touched with gray wash

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The sheet has a backing strip along the left edge

Markings

Verso, upper left, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)

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