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Views of Roman ruins and landscapes

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1937,0424.14

  • Title (series)

    • Views of Roman ruins and landscapes
  • Description

    Plate numbered 13; pyramid of Caius Cestius; the pyramid behind to right, next to a ruined wall, with two horses at centre, one suckling a foal, and two herdsmen to right, one pointing towards left; from a series of 13 round compositions. c.1646
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1643-1648
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 129 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 132 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Diameter: 129 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in margin below image with production detail: "Stef. Della Bella invent. fecit" and numbered at top right
  • Curator's comments

    See curator's comment to X,5.136. The numbering in this sixth state follows that of Jombert's catalogue and is not the same as that of states 2,3 and 4.

  • Bibliography

    • De Vesme/Massar 1971 829.VI bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Italian XVIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1937

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1937,0424.14

Plate numbered 13; pyramid of Caius Cestius; the pyramid behind to right, next to a ruined wall, with two horses at centre, one suckling a foal, and two herdsmen to right, one pointing towards left; from a series of 13 round compositions.  c.1646  Etching

Plate numbered 13; pyramid of Caius Cestius; the pyramid behind to right, next to a ruined wall, with two horses at centre, one suckling a foal, and two herdsmen to right, one pointing towards left; from a series of 13 round compositions. c.1646 Etching

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