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Print - A New Book of Vases & Urns, in 6 Leaves, by Della Bella
  • A New Book of Vases & Urns, in 6 Leaves, by Della Bella
    Stefano della Bella, born 1610 - died 1664
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A New Book of Vases & Urns, in 6 Leaves, by Della Bella

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1771 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stefano della Bella, born 1610 - died 1664 (designer)
    Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:

    13636:2

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 140

Physical description

Eight vases, the central one is decorated with a nymph and a faun.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

ca.1771 (published)

Artist/maker

Stefano della Bella, born 1610 - died 1664 (designer)
Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered in the lower centre of the plate:

'A New Book of Vases & Urns, in 6 leaves, BY Della Bella'
Inscribed to central vase; plate is numbered 32

Dimensions

height: 8.0 cm Cut to, width: 19.7 cm Cut to, Height: 8.1 cm to plate mark, Width: 19.2 cm to plate mark

Descriptive line

Stefano della Bella (after), plate from a suite of 6 plates entitled 'A New Book of Vases & Urns, in 6 Leaves, by Della Bella', British, ca.1771, after the original suite entitled 'Raccolta di Vasi Diversi di Stef. de la Bella Fiorentino', French, ca.1645.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

de Vesme, Alexandre, and Massar, Phyllis Dearborn. Stefano della Bella: catalogue raisonné. (Vol. I.) New York, Collectors Editions, 1971, pp158-159, no.1048.

see for full bibliographic references
Sayer, Robert, The Ladies amusement; or, Whole art of japanning made easy.London, 1771 (3rd edition).
Groft, Tammis K., and Mackay, Mary Alice. Albany Institute of History & Art : 200 years of collecting. New York: Hudson Hills Press in association with Albany Institute of History & Art, 1998, 248.
Clifford, T. Designs of desire : architectural and ornamental prints and drawings 1500-1850. Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 1999, no. 46.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Urns; Vases; Designs; Rococo

Categories

Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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