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Head of a bearded man crowned with a laurel wreath. Etching by R. Blyth after S. Della Bella.

  • Della Bella, Stefano, 1610-1664.
Date
1700-1799
Reference
2536026i
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About this work

Description

A type of ancient head representing an ancient poet or philosopher who appears in etchings by Italian artists such as Rosa, Della Bella, and Tiepolo. It was adopted by the English artist John Hamilton Mortimer, whose work was etched by R. Blyth, as this one was. However this appears to be Blyth's only etching after Della Bella

Publication/Creation

1700-1799

Physical description

1 print : etching ; platemark 12 x 15.3 cm

Lettering

Stef. Della Bella inv.t. R. Blyth sculp.

Creator/production credits

After an etching in the reverse direction by Della Bella, published as a model for other artists. Blyth has changed the background from a rectangle to an irregular shape resembling an ancient fragment of relief sculpture

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2536026i

Type/Technique

Languages

  • Latin


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