Standing Violinist, from Diverse Figures from the Countryside

A work made of etching on paper.
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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1649

Artist:

Stefano della Bella
Italian, 1610-1664

About this artwork

Genre figure studies that recorded the novel activities and costumes of country folk were popular during the seventeenth century. For his Diverse Figures from the Countryside series, done while he was in Paris, della Bella created eight detailed, small-scale vignettes in a landscape setting, often with a subtle narrative. During his sojourn in France, which lasted from 1639 until 1650, della Bella was supported in part by the sale of his many print series, such as Diverse Figures, which filled in the artistic gap left in Paris by Jacques Callot’s death in 1635.

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Artist

Stefano della Bella

Title

Standing Violinist, from Diverse Figures from the Countryside

Origin

Italy

Date

1649

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

100 x 160 mm (plate)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry C. Wood in memory of Sara Rozet Calvin

Reference Number

1985.440

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