Le Nozze degli dei: Scena Grotta di Vulcano (The Wedding of the Gods; The forge of Vulcan)

Stefano Della Bella, Italian, 1610 - 1664, after Alfonso Parigi, the Younger, Italian, 1606 - 1656

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1637

Etching on laid paper

Sheet: 8 1/8 × 11 1/8 in. (20.6 × 28.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a gift from the Class of 1935

PR.979.66.5

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: Alfon.vs [vs in superscript] Parig.vs [vs in superscript] Inu, / SDB [artist‘s monogram] Deli.e.F; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: SCENA GROTTA DI VVLCANO; Watermark, center left: [indistinct; encircled]

Exhibition History

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.

The Image Impressed, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 25-July 31, 1985.

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.

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.

Publication History

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.

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.

Provenance

Professor Filippo Clemente, University of Rome; William H. Schab Gallery, Inc., New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1979.

Catalogue Raisonne

De Vesme (1971): 923

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