1971 · New York
Born in Florence in 1610, Della Bella became one of the most admired printmakers of the seventeenth century — an artist of unstinting productivity, superb style, and wide-ranging subject matter. This book, the first one in English to illustrate an account of his career with a comprehensive selection from his work, puts him on view as maker of landscapes, marines, city scenes, animal studies, mythological subjects, and fantasies. An outdoors man rather than a studio practitioner, Della Bella used his sketchbook and etching needle the way a magazine reporter today uses his camera."
This volume is profusely illustrated in black and white. Publisher's brown cloth with mounted black and white illustration to front board, gilt lettering to spine; board edges faded, fore-edge faintly foxed. In original pictorial dust jacket; spine faded, foxing to panels and flaps. Interior very lightly age-toned. Very good. (Inventory #: 38560)