Cartouche with Scallop Shell and Blank Escutcheon, plate 7 from Raccolta di varii capricii et nove inventioni di cartelle et ornamenti (Collection of Various Caprices and Nine Inventions of Plaques and Ornaments)
Stefano Della Bella, Italian, 1610 - 1664
Etching mounted on wove paper
Sheet: 7 9/16 × 7 5/16 in. (19.2 × 18.6 cm)
Sheet (Irreg.): 12 1/4 × 9 3/16 in. (31.1 × 23.4 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift in memory of Mrs. Harvey Fisk by her children
François Langlois, il Ciartres, Paris
Place Made: Italy, Europe
Not on view
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.; inscribed, in graphite, on paper support, lower left: Stefano della Bella. [underscored] / Born at Florence, 1610. / Fellow pupil of Callot. / "No artist has handled / the etching point with / more facility and finesse." / Duplessis [underscored]; inscribed, in graphite, on paper support, lower right: Designed and etched / By Della Bella. [underscored]
Elizabeth Richmond Fisk (1885-1966) [Mrs. Harvey Edward Fisk], Woodstock, Vermont; to her children, Elizabeth Fisk Tyler (1912-1978), Margaretta Fisk Paine (1915-1952); Ursula Fisk Clough (1917-1989), and Anne Fisk Howe (1921-2001), 1966; given to present collection, 1974.
Vesme (1971): 1033
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