Original etchings by Della Bella
|Condition:||Overall in good condition|
|Title of artwork:||The Four Seasons, ca. 1641|
|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.
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|Member since:||March 29, 2014|
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