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Mounted Peasant with a Child in Her Arms, plate six from The Six Large Views of Rome and the Campagna

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

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1654

Artist:

Stefano della Bella
Italian, 1610-1664

About this artwork

This etching by Stefano della Bella is from a series of landscapes of Rome and the Campagna. Unlike most etchers of the 17th century, who also made paintings, Della Bella devoted himself almost entirely to printmaking. His etchings are particularly admired for their intense textures and atmospheric effects. The contrast between the coarse tree bark and the plush bundles of foliage exemplify Della Bella’s style.

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Artist

Stefano della Bella

Title

Mounted Peasant with a Child in Her Arms, plate six from The Six Large Views of Rome and the Campagna

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1654

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

291 × 263 mm (image); 292 × 261 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

John H. Wrenn Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1972.781

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