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Artist

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

Title

A Fan with a Rebus on Love (Un écran de forme ovale, contenant des rebus itlaiens sur l’Amour)

Creation Date

n.d.

Century

17th century

Dimensions

15 1/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (38.42 cm x 29.53 cm)

Object Type

print

Creation Place

Europe, Italy

Medium and Support

etching on cream laid paper

Credit Line

Gift of Katharine J. Watson

Copyright

Public Domain

Accession Number

2010.8.2

Object Description

Per David P. Becker 3/19/2010:
The rebus is transcribed by De Vesme: “Ove è Amore è fedeltà. – Amor solicito è segreto. – Dove è Amore è gelosia. – Amore è cieco e vede di lontano. – Amore passé il guanto e l’acqua li stivali. – Amor Amore, tu sei la mia rovina.”

Additional Media

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