Stefano della Bella

The prints of Stefano della Bella may also be viewed from the lobby of the library. This prolific Italian artist reportedly produced 1,052 prints during his lifetime. Beginning his early education as an apprentice to a goldsmith, Bella eventually studied under the etcher Remigio Cantagallina, the instructor of Jacques Callot. This influence is seen in the similar vastness of space seen in each artists' landscapes.

Bella's works included court scenes and landscapes including this series of prints detailing the entry of the Polish ambassador to Rome in 1633. His time spent in Rome was much accredited to the Medici family and their patronage that allowed Bella to live and work in Rome for six years.



Name: Entry of the Polish Ambassador into Rome | Date of Print: 1633 | Type of Print: Etching | Artist: Stephano della Bella | Nationality: Italian | Artist Life Span: 1610-1670



Name: Entry of the Polish Ambassador into Rome | Date of Print: 1633 | Type of Print: Etching | Artist: Stephano della Bella | Nationality: Italian | Artist Life Span: 1610-1670



Name: Entry of the Polish Ambassador into Rome | Date of Print: 1633 | Type of Print: Etching | Artist: Stephano della Bella | Nationality: Italian | Artist Life Span: 1610-1670



Name: Entry of the Polish Ambassador into Rome | Date of Print: 1633 | Type of Print: Etching | Artist: Stephano della Bella | Nationality: Italian | Artist Life Span: 1610-1670



Name: Entry of the Polish Ambassador into Rome | Date of Print: 1633 | Type of Print: Etching | Artist: Stephano della Bella | Nationality: Italian | Artist Life Span: 1610-1670


Name: Entry of the Polish Ambassador into Rome | Date of Print: 1633 | Type of Print: Etching | Artist: Stephano della Bella | Nationality: Italian | Artist Life Span: 1610-1670