[Cartouche inside a shell]
F.L.D. Il Ciartres excud. Cum Privil. Regis Chris.
Etching, platemark 232 x 185mm (9¼ x 7¼"). Slight foxing around edges, glued to backing sheet at three corners.
Cartouche inside a shell, with an empty badge. Above the badge is a heraldic crown flanked by two tritons who each carry a siren on their shoulders. Plate seven from the 'Raccolta di varii cappricii et nove inventioni di cartelle et ornamenti', a set of eighteen etchings of cartouches by Stefano Della Bella (1610-64).
De Vesme/Massar: 1033.ii or iii
[Ref: 24284] £220.00