Cartouche from the series Nouvelles inventions de Cartouches

Stefano della Bella - engraver

Stefano della Bella - engraver - Cartouche from the series Nouvelles inventions de Cartouches
The work of Stefano della Bella not only influenced his contemporaries, but also served as an irreplaceable source of inspiration for rococo artists. He was born on May 18, 1610 in Florence, the fifth child of Dianora Bonaiuti and Francesco di Girolamo della Bella. After apprenticing in a goldsmith’s workshop, he began working for painter Giovanni Battista Vanni in 1624 and then for Cesaro Dandini, where he decided to pursue a printmaker’s career.
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measurements: height 125 mm
width 91 mm
material: paper
technique: etching
inventory number: R 140527
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain