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Title page, from the series "Capricci (Whims)"

1642
13/16 x 1 1/4 in. (2.1 x 3.3 cm)

Stefano della Bella (Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy), 1610 - 1664)

Medium and Support: etching on paper
Credit Line: The I. Webb Surratt, Jr. Print Collection
Accession Number: M1996.01.22.a

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The Printed World: Masterpieces of Seventeenth-Century Printmaking
Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
February 03 through March 24, 2019
Capriccio may be defined as a whim or invention of the human mind. It probably derives from capro, or goat, prominently illustrated in one of della Bella’s plates, as goats were considered irrational creatures. Della Bella made several series of various capricci and he strongly influenced such later artists as Francisco Goya, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and Giambattista Piranesi.

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