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Print, Plate, from the series Ornamenti o grottesche (Ornaments or Grotesques), ca. 1653

This is a Print. It was designed by Stefano della Bella. It is dated ca. 1653 and we acquired it in 1921. Its medium is etching on off-white 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.

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Its dimensions are

H x W: 16.7 × 6.7 cm (6 9/16 × 2 5/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed, in print, bottom left: Stef

It is inscribed

Ornament o Grottesche / di Stef. Della Bella

Cite this object as

Print, Plate, from the series Ornamenti o grottesche (Ornaments or Grotesques), ca. 1653; Designed by Stefano della Bella (Italian, 1610–1664); Italy; etching on off-white laid paper; H x W: 16.7 × 6.7 cm (6 9/16 × 2 5/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-151-1

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

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