Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Wenceslaus Hollar - part 4

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 Prague – 1677 London) was one of the premier etchers and draftsmen of the 17th century, known for his landscapes, architectural and topographical views, still-lifes, and women’s fashions. A prolific artist with 2,525 prints attributed to him.

For further biographical notes on Hollar, see part 1.
For more works, see parts 1 - 3 also. 

This is part 4 of a 9-part series on the works of Wenceslaus Hollar:


after1644 Diversae Insectorum:


after 1644 Title Page from Diversae Insectorum
etching on ivory laid paper 11.6 x 18.1 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

after 1644 A Dragonfly, Ladybirds, and Butterflies
etching on ivory laid paper 14 x 14 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

after 1644 A Moth, Butterflies, and Bees
etching on ivory laid paper 11.6 x 18.1 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

after 1644 A Moth, Six Butterflies, and a Bee
etching on ivory laid paper 12 x 14 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

after 1644 A Moth, Three Butterflies, and Two Beetles
etching state 1 on ivory laid paper 8 x 12 cm
 Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

after 1644 Five Butterflies and a Moth
etching on ivory laid paper 10.8 x 20.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

after 1644 Six Insects, a Caterpillar, and a Snail
etching on ivory laid paper 11.6 x 18.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

after 1644 Two Dragonflies and Five Butterflies
etching on ivory laid paper 11.5 x 18.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

after 1646 A Dragonfly, Ladybirds, and Butterflies
etching on ivory laid paper 11.1 x 20.6 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

after 1846 after A Dragonfly, Ladybirds, and Butterflies
etching on ivory laid paper 11.1 x 20.6 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL


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1644 Johann Banfi Huniades
etching
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1644-52 Diana the Huntress, Lying Under a Tree
etching and engraving 15.4 x 21.6 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1645 A Female with Tied Back Hair and a Bald Male facing Each Other
etching 9.5 x 13.9 cm ( plate )
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1645 A Recumbent Lion, after Dürer
etching 10 x 13 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1645 Albury
etching on ivory laid paper 8.9 x 15.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1645 Albury
etching ( state 1 ) 9 x 16 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1645 Albury ( etching state 1 ) 9 x 16 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1645c Albury
etching on ivory laid paper 8.9 x 15.3 cm ( plate )

1645c Albury
etching on ivory laid paper 8.9 x 15.9 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1645c Albury with Tree-Stump in Foreground
etching on ivory laid paper 8.9 x 15.8 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1645 Head of a Black Woman with a Lace Kerchief Hat
etching on ivory laid paper 7.7 x 5.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1645 Head of a Young Black Boy in Profile to Right
etching on ivory laid paper 8 x 5.9 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1645 Portrait of an American Indian from Virginia
etching 11 x 7.8 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1645 Turk, with Flowered Vest
etching
Museum of FIne Arts, Boston, MA

1645 Woman with Circular Lace Ruff in Profile to Right
etching on ivory laid paper 10.3 x 9.5 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1645-50 The Iconography:

1645 Jan van Malderen, from The Iconography, after Anthony van Dyck
etching 26.4 x 20 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1645 Richard Weston, 1st Earl of Portland from The Iconography
etching 24.6 x 19.5 cm ( plate )
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1646 Alethea, Countess of Arundel from The Iconography, after Anthony van Dyck
etching 26.8 x 19.7 cm ( plate )
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1646 Lucus and Cornelis de Wael, from The Iconography
etching 29.1 x 22.3 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1646c Mary Villiers, Duchess of Lennox and Richmond from The Iconography, after Anthony van Dyck
etching 23.5 x 18.5 cm ( plate )
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1649 Charles, Prince of Wales from The Iconography, after Anthony Van Dyck
etching on ivory laid paper 25.2 x 18.7 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1650 Frances Stuart, Countess of Portland from The Iconography, after Anthony van Dyck
etching 27.8 x 19.2 cm ( plate )
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1646 Charles Louis, Elector Palatine, from the Iconography, after Anthony van Dyck
etching 28.7 x 20.5 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

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1645c Head of a Girl Wearing a Jewelled Headdress
etching 7.2 x 5.1 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1646 A Dead Stag
etching 14 x 21 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646 A Jay
etching 10 x 11 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646 A Wide Cup with Ornamental Stem
etching 16 x 13 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646 A Wide Cup with Ornamental Stem
etching 17 x 12 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646 Adoration of the Kings
etching 17 x 27 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646 Head of a Woman with Parted Hair and Necklace
etching 9.8 x 6.3 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1646 Lions
etching 13.9 x 20.8 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

1646 Portrait of the English Mathematician and Clergyman, William Oughtred
etching and drypoint 16.1 x 10.6 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1646 Seven Putti Carrying the Cross
etching ( state 1 ) 12.8 x 20.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1646 Six Hounds
etching 13.2 x 20.3 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1646 The House on the Cliff ( Elsheimer )
etching 12 x 12 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646c Five Boys and a Satyr
etching 12.4 x 20.9 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

Monday, 14 August 2017

Wenceslaus Hollar - part 3

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 Prague – 1677 London) was one of the premier etchers and draftsmen of the 17th century, known for his landscapes, architectural and topographical views, still-lifes, and women’s fashions. A prolific artist with 2,525 prints attributed to him.

For further biographical notes on Hollar, see part 1.
For more works, see parts 1 and 2 also. 

This is part 3 of a 9-part series on the works of Wenceslas Hollar:



1645-47 Muffs

This is the second in a series of 'Muffs' dated between 1640 and 1647 and a major contribution to the history of printmaking. Furs had already been depicted in prints and paintings as accessories to portraiture but rarely shown as a still life object. Muffs were traditionally associated with women of fashion and sobriety in the seventeenth century, Hollar himself including muffs in a number of his fashion plates.

1642 Fur Double Muff
etching 6 x 10 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1642c Fur Muff and Kerchief
etching 6 x 9 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1645 Fur Muff with Brocade
etching state 1 10 x 15 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1645 Striped Fur Muff
etching state 2 8 x 12 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1645-46 A Muff in Five Views
etching ( state 1 ) 8 x 13 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1647 Muff with a Brocade Band
etching on laid paper 8.6 x 11.6 cm
Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, UK

1647 Muffs and Articles of Clothing on a Table
etching 10.8 x 20.3 cm ( sheet )
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1640s Shells:

1640s c Achatina achatina
etching 6 x 9 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1640s c Pleuroploca trapezium
etching 6 x 11 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1640s c Tonna galea
etching 7 x 10 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1644-52 Murex Haustellum
etching 9.8 x 13.8 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1646c Australian Trumpet ( Syrinx aruanus )
etching 9 x 14 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646c Bear-Paw Clam ( Hippopus maculatus Lam )
etching and engraving
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1646c Chambered Nautilus
etching etching
British Museum, London

1646c Charonia tritonis
etching 5 x 12 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646c Dark-mouthed Tibia
etching
British Museum, London

1646c Giant Baler
etching
British Museum, London

1646c Harpa major Roding
etching
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646c Horned Helmet Shell
etching
British Museum, London

1646c Imperial Cone
etching etching
British Museum, London

1646c Papal Mitre Shell
etching etching
British Museum, London

1646c Pink-Mouth Murex ( phyllonotus erythrostomus )
etching on ivory laid paper 9.7 x 13.3 cm ( sheet )
 Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1646c Screw Shells
etching
British Museum, London

1646c Short-spined Murex
etching etching
British Museum, London

1646c Spinning-Top Shell
etching etching
British Museum, London

1646c Strombus gigas
etching 9 x 12 cm
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

1646c Tiger Cowrie
etching etching
British Museum, London

1646c Venus's Comb Murex
etching
British Museum, London

1641 The Four Seasons:

1641 Spring
etching on off-white laid paper 25 x 18.2 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1641 Summer
etching on ivory laid paper 22.2 x 17.3 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1641 Autumn
etching on ivory laid paper 22.4 x 17.7 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1641 Winter
etching on off-white laid paper 25.3 x 18.2 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1642 Philip Herbert, Earl of Pembroke ( after Anthony van Dyck )
etching on ivory laid paper 27 x 19 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1643 Dead Hare
etching on ivory laid paper 26.9 x 19.1 cm

1643-44 View of Lambeth Palace from the River at
Whitehall Stairs
etching on ivory laid paper 9.5 x 16.9 cm ( plate / sheet )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1643-44 The Four Seasons:

1644 Spring
etching on ivory laid paper 16.2 x 12 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1644 Summer
etching on ivory laid paper 17.7 x 12.5 cm ( sheet )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1644 Autumn
etching on ivory laid paper 17.9 x 12.3 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1644 Winter
etching on ivory laid paper 16.1 x 12.1 cm ( image )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1644  Spring
etching on ivory laid paper 16.2 x 12 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1644 Summer
etching 26.1 x 17.9 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1644 Autumn
etching 26.4 x 18 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1643 Winter
etching 26.2 x 18.3 cm
 Rijksmuseum, Amsetrdam