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South Facade of the Villa and the Great Meadow, from Views of the Villa Pratolino

A work made of etching on cream laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on cream laid paper.

Date:

1658

Artist:

Stefano della Bella
Italian, 1610-1664

About this artwork

This view is from a set of six signed and numbered etchings of the Villa Pratolino in Florence and its famous park, fountains, and grottoes. The villa, which was destroyed in 1822, was created around 1569-84 for Grand Duke Francesco I de’ Medici based on the designs of Bernardo Buontalenti and others. This set of plates was so popular that it continued to be printed into the 18th century.

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Stefano della Bella

Title

South Facade of the Villa and the Great Meadow, from Views of the Villa Pratolino

Date

1653–1655

Medium

Etching on cream laid paper

Dimensions

240 × 376 mm (image); 250 × 376 mm (plate); 325 × 450 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Celia and David Hilliard Endowment

Reference Number

1990.501.3

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