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Print, Ornamenti o Grottesche (Grotesque Ornament)

This is a Print. It was designed by Stefano della Bella. It is dated ca. 1653 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching on laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Drawing, Skeleton
  • pen and brown ink on paper.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors.
  • 1901-39-565

Its dimensions are

H x W: 16.4 × 6.7 cm (6 7/16 × 2 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Etched, lower left: SDBella

Cite this object as

Print, Ornamenti o Grottesche (Grotesque Ornament); Designed by Stefano della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664); Italy; etching on laid paper; H x W: 16.4 × 6.7 cm (6 7/16 × 2 5/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-153-4

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Fragile Beasts.

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