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The Opening Assembly of the Equestrian Ballet

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:

1661

Artist:

Stefano della Bella
Italian, 1610-1664

About this artwork

Influenced by the graphic work of Jacques Callot, a French artist working in Italy, Stefano della Bella was trained by a goldsmith, who taught him metalworking techniques for creating objects in miniature. This print records a festival held at the Pitti Palace by Ferdinando Tacca for Grand Duke Ferdinand II de’Medici. Over one thousand prints by della Bella’s hand are known, and this type marks the culmination of his career.

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Stefano della Bella

Title

The Opening Assembly of the Equestrian Ballet

Origin

Italy

Date

Made 1661

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

293 × 443 mm (image/plate); 392 × 542 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Endowment

Reference Number

1995.27

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