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An old beggar with a stick, holding a hat, in profile to right

Della Bella, Stefano (draughtsman)

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An old beggar with a stick, holding a hat, in profile to right


Della Bella, Stefano (draughtsman) [ULAN info: Italian artist, 1601-1664]







Production Notes

a study in reverse for the beggar in the etching (De V.162), one of a series of 9 prints of single figures, untitled. (De V. 156-164). The Print has in the background two small studies of women with babies and is smaller (80 x 60 mm)

Technique Description

pen, brown ink on paper laid down on old mount


height: 131 mm
width: 78 mm


before 1640


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1969 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

Earl Spencer (Lugt 1530); from an album of drawings an prints by Della Bella and his followers, several of which belonged to Nicola Francesco Haym (Lugt 1970) and Lord Spencer; Christie's, 1 July, 1969, part of lot 46, repr., bt. Colnaghi for the Museum (£320)

Standard print ref/s


brown ink (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.25-1969 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 7103; Input Date: 2000-06-08 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

Related Object

30.I.17-497 - An old beggar leaning on a stick, in profile to the left

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