Escutcheon with Eagles and Serpents ; Two Different Halves of Cartouches Each Showing an Eagle Fighting a Serpent, plate 14 from Raccolta de varii capriccii (Collection of Various Caprices)

Stefano Della Bella, Italian, 1610 - 1664


about 1646

Engraving on laid paper

Sheet: 4 1/2 × 7 5/8 in. (11.4 × 19.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



François Langlois, il Ciartres, Paris


Place Made: Italy, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, upper right: 14; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Stef. Della Bella in. fecit.; inscribed, in plate, lower right: F.L.D. Il Ciartres excud. Cum Priuil. Regis Chris.; Collector's mark, stamped, in red, lower left: GARD [unidentified; Lugt 431b and Lugt 1065b]

Exhibition History

Living with Sculpture: Presence and Power in Europe, 1400–1750, Citrin Family Gallery and Engles Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 23, 2024–March 22, 2025.


Dr. David James, Miami, Florida; sold to present collection, 1964.

Catalogue Raisonne

De Vesme (1971): 1040

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