Requires Photography

Studies of Six Heads

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


Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Massar 0433, probably ii/ii

Dimensions

Sheet: 3.3 x 7.2 cm (1 5/16 x 2 13/16 in.)(trimmed within platemark)

Accession Number

P14365.6

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

This sheet is trimmed within the platemark, and the state therefore cannot be determined with certainty, but it is likely De Vesme/Massar’s second state (of two), as it is a weak impression, and is just slightly smaller than the reduced plate that characterizes the second state.

Markings

Verso, right 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