Stefano della Bella (1610-1664)

Procession of the Feast of Corpus Christi outside the Palais Royal, Paris, 12 June 1648 Île-de-France, Paris, 1648 336 x 478 mm Crowds descend upon the Palais Royal for the Feast of Corpus Christi. The elaborately decorated pavilion and altar are flanked by huge tapestries of the apostles. The dowager Queen Anne and nine-year-old Louis … Read more

Stefano della Bella (1610-1664)

Les cinqs morts – Death on horseback Italy, 1648 Etching with engraving 191 x 151 mm Here, the horse charges out of the picture frame, representing the inevitable coming of death. Breaking away from traditional equestrian portraits of rulers and generals, the horse and rider are not a unified partnership. Instead, their struggle is portrayed … Read more