Available works by: Stefano della Bella  Italian (1610 - 1664)  

Etcher and draftsman Stefano della Bella worked ceaselessly creating thousands of drawings and prints. Like a devoted photographer intent on capturing the major events of his time, della Bella recorded the lavish theatrical pageants of Florence's nobility, daily life in Rome and Paris, and the battlefield realities of the Thirty Years War. 

Della Bella began his career in the studio of a goldsmith, but apart from this early apprenticeship, della Bella was basically self-taught. Before the age of twenty, he had allied himself with the powerful Medici court, which provided him with patronage throughout his career. With the Medici's support, in 1633, della Bella traveled to Rome where he remained until 1639. During these six years, he honed his drawing skills. He largely avoided studios and worked outdoors, recording ancient and modern buildings, the countryside, public spectacles, and the daily activities of the Roman people. Della Bella would later mine his sketchbooks for figures and backgrounds for his prints. Supported by the Floretine ambassador, in 1639, Della Bella relocated to Paris. For the French nobility, della Bella created a diverse range of prints including battle scenes, architecture, and animals. He moved effortlessly between large, topographically precise landscapes and fanciful works commissioned by Parisian dealers. He returned to Florence in 1650 where he again served the Medici court.

Stefano della Bella : Travelers at Davidson Galleries

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Travelers

Series: From a suite of 6 landscapes
Medium: Etching
Year: 1656
Signature: Signed and dated in the plate
References: Reference: Devesme 743 ii/ii
Size: Sheet: 5-1/4 x 5-3/8 inches
Stock Number: 25561
Price: $500.00

Stefano della Bella : Women and Cattle Fording Stream at Davidson Galleries

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Women and Cattle Fording Stream

Series: From a suite of 6 subjects of animals
Medium: Etching
Year: mid 17th century
Signature: Signed in the plate
References: Reference: Devesme 717
Size: Sheet: 5-11/16 x 5-3/8 inches
Stock Number: 25560
Price: $550.00

Stefano della Bella : Loading Cargo at Davidson Galleries

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Loading Cargo

Medium: Etching
Year: 1656
Size: 4-7/8 inches diameter
Stock Number: 25565
Price: $450.00

Stefano della Bella : Viewing Ships from Shore at Davidson Galleries

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Viewing Ships from Shore

Medium: Etching
Year: 1656
Size: 4-7/8 inches diameter
Stock Number: 25566
Price: $275.00

Stefano della Bella : Cattle Watering at Davidson Galleries

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Cattle Watering

Medium: Etching
Size: 5-1/4 inches diameter
Stock Number: 25556
Price: $300.00

Stefano della Bella : Veue des Costes d

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Veue des Costes d'Italie

After: after Stefano della Bella
Medium: Etching
Year: c. 17th
Size: 3 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 25567
Price: $150.00

Stefano della Bella : Veue d

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Veue d'Amsterdam

Medium: Etching
Year: c. 17th
Size: 3 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 25570
Price: $150.00

Stefano della Bella : Scena Grotta di Vulcano at Davidson Galleries

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Scena Grotta di Vulcano

Medium: Etching from the set "The Marriage of the Gods"
Year: 1637
References: DeV.-M cat. 925, ii
Size: 8 x 11 1/4 inches (Plate and Image)
Condition: A number of repaired losses at edges of sheet.
Stock Number: 51744c
Price: $350.00

Stefano della Bella : Veue d

Stefano della Bella Italian (1610 - 1664)

Veue d'Amsterdam

Medium: Etching
Year: 17th century
References: Massar
Size: 3 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches
Condition: Collectors stamp verso
Stock Number: 25568
Price: $150.00

Stefano della Bella : Unloading Cargo at Davidson Galleries

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Unloading Cargo

After: after Stefano della Bella
Medium: Etching
Year: c. 17th
Size: 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Stock Number: 25573
Price: $125.00

Stefano della Bella : Tour de Calais at Davidson Galleries

Stefano della Bella (1610 - 1664)

Tour de Calais

After: after Stefano della Bella
Medium: Etching
Year: c. 17th
Size: 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Stock Number: 25574
Price: $150.00