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Plate 1: the genius of drawing, a child with wings, seated on a rock in center turned towards the right, holding a drawing pad and pen, ruins including a triumphal arch to right in the background, the title page from 'The Principles of Design' (I principii del disegno)

Stefano della Bellaca. 1641–43

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  • Title: Plate 1: the genius of drawing, a child with wings, seated on a rock in center turned towards the right, holding a drawing pad and pen, ruins including a triumphal arch to right in the background, the title page from 'The Principles of Design' (I principii del disegno)
  • Creator: Stefano della Bella
  • Date Created: ca. 1641–43
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 4 3/4 × 6 1/8 in. (12 × 15.6 cm)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/376865
  • Medium: Etching; second state of two
  • Repository: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

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