Sunday, 5 April 2020
Stefano della Bella’s etching, “Ornamental vertical panel with camel heads”, c.1653
Stefano della Bella (1610–1664)
“Ornamental vertical panel featuring foliage, fruit and camel heads” (descriptive title only), c.1653, from the series of twelve plates (including the title plate listed previously), “Ornamenti o grottesche” (Ornaments and grotesques).
Etching on fine laid paper trimmed around the platemark and backed with a support sheet.
Size: (sheet) 16.2 x 6.3 cm.
De Vesme/Massar 1971 1007 (Alexandre de Vesme, revised by Phyllis Dearborn Massar 1971, “Stefano della Bella: Catalogue Raisonné”, New York, Collectors Editions, [text] p. 155, cat. no, 1007, [ill.] p.219).
The British Museum offers the following description of this print:
“Ornament panel with intertwined foliage and bunches of fruit culminating in two camel heads facing each other at top” (https://research.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1507672&partId=1&searchText=Ornamenti+o+grottesche&page=1)
Condition: well-printed impression with restoration of the chipped upper-left corner (virtually invisible) otherwise in very good condition, trimmed close to the platemark and backed with a support sheet of archival (millennium quality) washi paper.
I am selling this remarkably fine small ornamental panel for AU$239 in total (currently US$143.31/EUR132.52/GBP116.82 at the time of posting this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).
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