Le Nozze degli dei: Quarta Scena di Mare (The Wedding of the Gods; Act III, Scene 2: Seashore on Cyprus)
Stefano Della Bella, Italian, 1610 - 1664
after Alfonso Parigi, the Younger, Italian, 1606 - 1656
Etching on laid paper
Sheet: 7 15/16 × 11 7/16 in. (20.1 × 29.1 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from the Class of 1935
Place Made: Italy, Europe
Not on view
Inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: Alfo.vs [vs in superscript] Parig.vs [vs in superscript] Inu_ / SBD [artist's monogram] Delt. e F; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: QVATRA [VA in ligature] SCENA DI MARE; Watermark, center: [sun encircled]
Stefano Della Bella, Etchings of Le Nozze degli dei, Gift of the Class of 1935, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 8-September 9, 1979.
The Age of the Marvelous, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 21-November 24, 1991; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, January 25-March 22, 1992; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, May 24-August 25, 1992; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, October 6, 1992-January 3, 1993, no. 170.
The Image Impressed, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 25-July 31, 1985.
Theater and Festival Etchings and Master Prints and Drawings from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, William H. Schab Gallery, Inc., New York, October 6-December 8, 1978, no. 31, 31a-f.
Theater Art of the Medici, Beaumont-May Gallery and Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 10-December 7, 1980; Harvard Theatre Collection, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 15, 1980-January 31, 1981.
Joy Kenseth, Editor, "The Age of the Marvelous", Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, 1991, pp.397-400.
Arthur R. Blumenthal, "Theater Art of the Medici", Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1980.
William H. Schab Gallery, Inc., "Theater and Festival Etchings and Master Prints and Drawings from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century, (catalogue 59), New York, New York, 1978, pp. 16-17, nos. 31, 31a-f.
Professor Filippo Clemente, University of Rome; William H. Schab Gallery, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1979.
De Vesme (1971): 922
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