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Print, Frontispiece from Frises, Feuillages et Grotesques (Friezes, Foliage and Grotesques)

This is a Print. It was designed by Stefano della Bella and published by Jacques Van Merle. It is dated ca. 1645 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.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 5.9 × 12.1 cm (2 5/16 × 4 3/4 in.)

It is signed

Etched at bottom: par Stef. Della Bella

It is inscribed

Etched, at bottom: Frises, feuillages, et grotesques; faictes par Stef. Della Bella/ Jac. van Merlen exc. rue S.t Jacques, proche les trojs Couronnes. Verso, in ink: Arti (?)

Cite this object as

Print, Frontispiece from Frises, Feuillages et Grotesques (Friezes, Foliage and Grotesques); Designed by Stefano della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664); Italy; etching on laid paper; H x W: 5.9 × 12.1 cm (2 5/16 × 4 3/4 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-156-a

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