The Appennine Colossus

Stefano della Bella

Stefano della Bella - The Appennine Colossus
This print is one of a collection of six etchings featuring various locations in Pratolino – the weekend resort of the Dukes of Tuscany (now called Demidoff). The image depicts one of the villa’s most famous artworks: the statue of Appenninus by Giovanni da Bologna. The collection of etchings ranks with the best−known and most highly valued creations of Stefano della Bella. Particularly esteemed is the artist’s ability to achieve various gradations of shades that endow the etchings with exquisite charm.
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measurements: height 255 mm
width 385 mm
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material: paper
technique: etching
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inventory number: R 83718
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain
z cyklu: Pratolino