Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Plate 1: two children sitting on the ground, the child on the right drawing while the child on the left holding the album, the title page from 'The Book for Learning to Draw' (Livre pour apprendre à dessiner)

Series/Portfolio:
'The Book for Learning to Draw' (Livre pour apprendre à dessiner)
Artist:
Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)
Publisher:
Israël Henriet (French, Nancy ca. 1590–1661 Paris)
Dedicatee:
Monsieur Malier (French)
Date:
ca. 1649
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 3 5/16 × 2 11/16 in. (8.4 × 6.8 cm) Sheet: 3 9/16 in. × 3 in. (9 × 7.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1967
Accession Number:
67.684.6
Not on view
Inscription: Lettered with title and dedication within image: 'Livre pour...a Venise' and along bottom: 'Cum privil. Regis / Stef. Della Bella fe'; Script in pen and ink on verso at top: 'onoel'
Vendor: William H. Schab
De Vesme/Massar 89.292
Alexandre de Vesme, Phyllis D. Massar Stefano della Bella. Catalogue Raisonné. New York, 1971, cat. no. 89.292.



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