[Rebus on the subject of fortune] [graphic].
- [Second state].
- [Place not identified : publisher not identified, ca. 1639]
1 print : etching ; etched area 280 x 208 mm
- Fortune -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Rebuses -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
- Etchings (prints)
Rebuses -- 17th century.
- Etching by Stefano della Bella of an oval screen with an Italian rebus on the subject of fortune. The rebus (presented on a drape within a decorative frame) reads: Fortuna e dormi. Ogni uno balla a cui Fortuna suona. Chi ha la Fortuna ogni Tantin di chaive, basti. Ognuno sa navicar quando fa sol e vento. Migliore è un'oncia di fortuna che due libbre di sapere. Più fortuna che seno.
- Work signed with monogram "SDB" [i.e. Stefano della Bella] in lower left portion of frame.
Title devised by cataloger from content.
State from De Vesme, who records two: one in which the drapery surrounding the figure of Fortune between two scales reaches to the figure's flanks and a second in which the drapery reaches to the figure's knees. Talbierska records four states, including an unsigned impression on Venetian paper (I), Vesme's state I and II (II and III, respectively), and a late impression with the finer lines of the engraving invis
Imprint date from De Vesme and Massar.
Description based on example with indistinct plate mark; support trimmed to edges of image.
- Local notes:
- LIBRA Rare copy has ms. bibliographical note in pencil on verso of sheet.
- Penn Chronology:
- 1639 (ca.)
- Cited in:
- De Vesme, A. Le peintre-graveur italien, no. 689
De Vesme and Massar. Stefano Della Bella, no. 689
Talbierska, J. Etchings from the Collection of the Print Room of the Warsaw University Library, no. III.56
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