Steffano Della Bella
Rare 17th Century Italian Engraving
Escutcheon with a Bull attacked by two lions,
from the series Raccolta di varii cappriccii
e nove inventioni di cartelle et ornamenti
published in 1646
The Italian artist Stefano della Bella, (1610
- 1664) was a native of Florence who was deeply
influenced by the French engraver and artist
Jacques Callot. He became a protege of the Medicis,
and also worked for many publishers in Paris.
Annotation: Stef. Della Bella in. fecit / F.L.
D. Il Ciartres excud. Cum Privil. Regis Chris
A similar engraving from the same work can
be seen in the Collection of the Fine
Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Dimensions: 7.5 X 9 inches
Condition: The paper has is toned and lightly
soiled with a few light spots. There are several
creases in the upper quadrant of the sheet.
Not full sheet. Cut inside platemark.