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I principii del disegno. Series of 25, NO. 22. Head of an Old Man Crowned with

Accession Number
1960/2.43

Title
I principii del disegno. Series of 25, NO. 22. Head of an Old Man Crowned with

Artist(s)
Stefano della Bella

Artist Nationality
Italian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1649

Medium & Support
etching on paper

Dimensions
4 ⅝ in x 5 ⅞ in (11.75 cm x 14.92 cm);14 in x 19 in (35.56 cm x 48.26 cm);14 in x 19 in (35.56 cm x 48.26 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy

These portraits of elderly men in three-quarter view are similar in composition, subject matter, and precision of execution. Their purposes, however, were different. The drawing is a unique work that may have been intended as a preparatory sketch for a larger work of art—a form of visual notation through which the artist developed his ideas. The etching, however, is a finished work; as a print, it could be produced in multiples and disseminated to a wider audience. In both works the subject is closely observed, but the drawing presents greater variety of line. Smoother and more regulated lines define the forms in the etching, and there is a shaper contrast between light and dark. 

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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heads (animal components)
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