4 July 2006
Stefano della Bella (Florence 1610-1664)
A landscape with a ruined building in the foreground and an aqueduct in the background (recto); An architectural study (verso); and A landscape with a farmhouse on the left, travellers seen beyond
black lead, pen and brown ink, grey wash, fragmentary watermark praying man in shield (1)
3½ x 11¼ in. (218 x 288mm.) and 8 x 11 in. (203 x 279 mm.)(2)
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These two drawings are from a series of Roman landscapes of which two were sold in these Rooms on 5 July 2005, lots 64 and 65. This group, all on rather thick paper, probably date from Stefano's second Roman sojourn in 1651-54.
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