Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Saint Paul's from the South Showing the Spire (Ecclesiae Paulinae Prospectus...)

Series/Portfolio:
William Dugdale, 'The history of St. Paul's Catherdral in London' , 1658
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1657
Medium:
Etching; first state of two
Dimensions:
Plate: 10 1/4 × 13 13/16 in. (26 × 35.1 cm) Sheet: 10 3/8 × 13 7/8 in. (26.3 × 35.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Leo Steinberg, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.1336.1
Not on view
St. Paul's cathedral seen from the south with the spire atop the crossing tower, as it was before being struck by lightning and burned in 1561. This first state was issued in William Dugdale's "History of St. Paul's Cathedral", 1658. A second state later appeared in Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum, vol. III, 1673.
Inscription: Lettered with title in heavy frame at top left, followed by 'Qualis olim erat privsquam eius py ramis e coelo tacta conflagraverat', followed by two lines from Lucan beginning 'Effigiem Templi...' and four lines from Horace beginning 'Delicta majorum...'. With dedication in laurel frame to Thomas Barlow at top right, and at bottom right 'W. Hollar sculp 1657'.

Marking: Unidentified collector's drystamp with 'W' in center, lower left.
Not in Lugt.
Leo Steinberg (American, Moscow 1921–2011 New York); Donor: Leo Steinberg (American, Moscow 1921–2011 New York)
Pennington 1017 i/ii; Hollstein (Hollar part VI) 1694 I/II
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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