Designs from the series Ornamenti o Grottesche

Stefano della Bella - engraver

Stefano della Bella - engraver - Designs from the series Ornamenti o Grottesche
Decorative designs formed a major part of Stefano della Bella’s oeuvre. Lavish ornaments in a rich variety of forms were highly esteemed not only at the time of their making, but in the 18th century, too, when they had a fundamental influence on the work of rococo artists. In these minor artworks, della Bella elaborated with unprecedented fantasy the favoured motifs - camels, animal trophies and Death - to which he returned all his life.
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measurements: height 175 mm
width 78 mm
material: paper
technique: etching
inventory number: R 140524
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain