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Image of The Medici Vase (Le vase de Médicis)  19344


Stefano Della Bella (Florence, Italy, 1610 - 1664, Florence, Italy)


The Medici Vase (Le vase de Médicis)

Creation Date



mid-17th century


12 3/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (31.43 cm x 28.26 cm)

Object Type


Creation Place

Europe, Italy

Medium and Support

etching on cream laid paper

Credit Line

Gift of Katharine J. Watson in memory of Chiara d’Afflitto


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Object Description

Per David P. Becker 3/19/2010:
This print is one of “Six Large Views,” four of which are in Rome and two in the surrounding countryside. The young Cosimo III de’ Medici is shown drawing the so-called Medici vase. There is a drawing study for the print in Windsor Castle (#4649).

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