The Satyr Family c. 1657
Stefano Della Bella
* 1610 in Florence † 1664 in Florence
Etching. Size of sheet: 22.3 x 22.4 cm.
Lettered below image: Steph de la Bella Inven. et sculpsit. Mounted on paper.
Literature: De Vesme/Massar 1971 103.II/III.
Very fine, rich and well-preserved impression, trimmed on to the platemark.
Typical of Della Bella’s style was his use of etching needle to suggest the texture of fur, hair, foliage and fabrics.