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The Grotto of Pan and Fame

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




Stefano della Bella
Italian, 1610-1664

About this artwork

Florentine by birth, Stefano della Bella worked extensively for the Medici family there, although he also worked in Rome and Paris between 1638 and 1650. He was a prolific graphic artist, creating over 1,000 etchings, mostly from his imagination. This is one of a series of prints he made of the Medici gardens.


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Stefano della Bella


The Grotto of Pan and Fame


Italy (Artist's nationality:)

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Etching on ivory laid paper


Image/plate: 24.5 × 37 cm (9 11/16 × 14 5/8 in.); Sheet: 32.9 × 45 cm (13 × 17 3/4 in.)

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Helen Davis Baily and Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Woods endowments

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