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).
If you are interested in purchasing this delicately etched design, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.
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