Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Stefano della Bella’s etching, “Peasant girl on horseback with a herd of animals”, c.1646


Stefano della Bella (1610–64)
“Peasant girl on horseback with a herd of animals”, 1643–48, from the series, “Animali”
Etching on laid paper with crown watermark, trimmed to the circular image borderline
Size: (diameter of sheet): 14 cm

De Vesme/Massar 1971 718 (A.de Vesme, revised by Phyllis D.Massar 1971, “Stefano della Bella”, New York)

The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Peasant girl on horseback with a herd of animals; the girl to left, holding a baby in her arms and driving a herd of cows, sheep and goats in front of her towards right; a round composition. c.1646 Etching” (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1498734&partId=1&searchText=della+bella&page=7)

Condition: crisp impression trimmed to circular image borderline. There is age-toning, otherwise the sheet is in excellent condition.

I am selling this very beautiful small round etching by one of the most famous of the late Renaissance/Mannerists for AU$215 in total (currently US$165.08/EUR153.90/GBP134.55 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in purchasing this sensitively executed and skilfully composed etching, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold




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