Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Medici vase, a large vase to right decorated with a representation of the sacrifice of Iphigenia, on a garden terrace, a teenage boy seated to left with a pen and paper with a drawing of the vase, cyprus trees and an obelisk to left in the background, from 'Six large views, four of Rome, and two of the Roman countryside' (Six grandes vues, dont quatre de Rome et deux de la Campagne romaine)

Series/Portfolio:
'Six large views, four of Rome and two of the Roman countryside' (Six grandes vues, dont quatre de Rome et deux de la Campagne romaine)
Artist:
Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)
Sitter:
Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (Italian, Florence 1642–1723 Florence)
Date:
1656
Medium:
Etching; second state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed): 11 1/4 × 10 5/8 in. (28.6 × 27 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.17-292
Not on view
Signature: Below R. in margin: "SDBella f. MDCLVI"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 14, 1997–July 20, 1997.

De Vesme/Massar 128.832.ii
Alexandre de Vesme, Phyllis D. Massar Stefano della Bella. Catalogue Raisonné. New York, 1971, cat. no. 128.832.ii.



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