Franklin

[Rebus on the subject of fortune] [graphic].

Author/Creator:
Della Bella, Stefano, 1610-1664.
Edition:
[Second state].
Publication:
[Place not identified : publisher not identified, ca. 1639]
Format/Description:
Image
1 print : etching ; etched area 280 x 208 mm
Subjects:
Fortune -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Rebuses -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Etchings (prints)
Rebuses.
Etchings.
Rebuses.
Rebuses -- 17th century.
Summary:
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.
Notes:
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
OCLC:
249351749
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