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Head of an Old Man

about 1647
Stefano Della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664)


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0344, iii/iii (but see note)

Dimensions

Sheet: 8.5 x 6.7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)(trimmed within platemark at left and bottom)

Accession Number

P14361.1

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

De Vesme/Massar describes three states of this print, but this is actually a fourth state, with the number “9” in the lower right corner.

Markings

Verso, left 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