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    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 27

    Stefano Della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)

    A cavalier attended by a page, and a study of a trumpeting angel (recto), A group of cavaliers (verso)

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    Stefano Della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)
    A cavalier attended by a page, and a study of a trumpeting angel (recto), A group of cavaliers (verso)
    red chalk, pen and brown ink, fragmentary watermark 'IHS' encircled
    4 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. (112 x 156 mm.)


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    The horse and rider on the recto was probably drawn in preparation for Stefano's etching of 1645 (A. De Vesme, with Introduction and Additions by P.D. Massar, Stefano Della Bella: Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1971, I, p. 75, no. 175, II, p. 48, fig. 175). Another related drawing is in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg (De V., op. cit., I, p. 75, no. 175).

    Provenance

    Vincent Price; Christie's, New York, 10 January 1996, lot 132A.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, LA JOLLA, CALIFORNIA (LOTS 21, 27, 46, 90 AND 98)


    Exhibited

    Bloomington, Indiana University Art Museum, Master Drawings from the Vincent Price Collection, 1987, no. 8, illus.