November 12, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Sarasota, FL, USALive Auction
Lot 114: Stefano Della Bella (1610 - 1664)(98 views)
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Description: Stefano Della Bella (1610 - 1664) old master drawing. With certificate of attribution included. Image size: 8 x 7 inches. Stefano Della Bell was a student of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione who guided him into drawing and printmaking. In 1639 he went to France where he received commissions from Cardinal Richelieu and attended the arts and letters. In 1647 he met Rembrandt in Amsterdam. He returned to Florence in 1649 and became the protégé of the Medici. Hi great interest in the study of nature, is reflected in many of his works depicting animals as the subject. From Private Florida Collection.