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Stefano della Bella (1610-1664) - The Four Seasons, the full set - ca. 1641

Lot reference 14678533

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Original etchings by Della Bella

Technique: Etching
Year: 1600-1649
Condition: Overall in good condition
Title of artwork: The Four Seasons, ca. 1641
Signature: Not signed
Artist: Stefano della Bella (1610-1664)
Sold with frame: No

Each 9,30 x 5,10 cm on plate border
Good impressions, complete with visible plate mark.
Condition generally good. Autumn with closed tear and some work to the bottom right corner.

1.Spring; young woman crowned with a garland of flowers and holding a garland in each hand, cartouche ornamented with flowers

2.Summer; woman standing in a cornfield crowned with ears of corn, holding a sheaf of corn and a scythe, cartouche surmounted by corn

3.Autumn; a satyr leaning against a tree with a vine wrapped around it, holding a bunch of grapes; cartouche surmounted by bunches of grapes

4.Winter; old cloaked man warming his hands above a brazier; cartouche surmounted by bare branches

Series of four prints: De Vesme suggest only the human figures were the work of Stefano della Bella, and the ornament work was by Abraham Bosse.
Published: Israël Henriet

Reference: De Vesme/Massar 1971 83-86

Stefano della Bella ( 1610-1664)
Etcher, born Florence; patronised by the Medici, spent much time in Rome from 1633-9. To Paris in train of the Florentine ambassador to France in 1639, where remained working for French publishers until the anti-Italian disturbances of the Fronde in 1650 took him back to Florence.


Feedback score: 99.5%
Reviews given: 1905
Member since: March 29, 2014
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    Envoi rapide et conforme. Merci
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    Mgiai April 20, 2018

  • Excelent, as usual.

    galdocris April 18, 2018

  • two good etchings: the draftman in front of a coastal landscape by Claude Gellée and the hurdy-gurdy player by Joris van Vliet

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    Thank you ! The item is a interesting way to see a human body (17th c.).
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    Ceren April 17, 2018

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