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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.