Untitled (Studies of Female Heads)Artist(s)Stefano della BellaArtist NationalityItalian (culture or style)Object Creation Date1630-1664Medium & Supportink on laid paperDimensions
14 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in (36.83 cm x 29.21 cm);4 7/8 in x 4 1/8 in (12.38 cm x 10.48 cm);14 in x 11 in (35.56 cm x 27.94 cm)Credit LineJoseph F. McCrindle CollectionSubject matter
Stefano della Bella was one of the most talented and prolific draftsmen and printmakers of the seventeenth century. This drawing showcases his finesse and artistic individuality. Physical Description
These ink sketches, on a portion of a larger sheet, depict different female heads, most ornamented with accessories. A study of a woman’s face in profile fills the upper left corner. Her hair is bound. A nearly frontal view of another woman’s face is at the center bottom of the sheet. She looks down to her left and wears a jeweled headpiece or crown. Three other smaller and more lightly sketched heads also appear on the sheet, two along the left edge and one on the right.Primary Object ClassificationDrawingCollection AreaWesternRights
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