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


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