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Hungarian Horseman

A work made of etching in black on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

c. 1651

Artist:

Stefano della Bella
Italian, 1610-1664

About this artwork

In 1633 Stefano della Bella sketched the festive entry of a Polish ambassador to Rome, recordings which were later reproduced as etchings. To signal the importance of his arrival, a colorful parade of noblemen, soldiers, and retainers from various national and native groups accompanied him on horseback. Among the ranks were cavalrymen from North Africa, Hungary, and Poland (on view nearby). Here, a burly aristocratic Hungarian trots among a group of riders.

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Artist

Stefano della Bella

Title

Hungarian Horseman

Origin

Italy

Date

1646–1656

Medium

Etching in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

190 × 190 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Young and Prints and Drawings Purchase Account

Reference Number

1982.57

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