Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Richmond Palace

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1638
Medium:
Etching, only state, a copy of NH 259 made by Hollar himself
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 1/2 × 13 1/4 in. (52.1 × 33.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.81.2(4)
Not on view
View of Richmond palace with towers surmounted by cupolas seen across the Thames slightly to right; walled garden, square barn, fields and crane on the left houses and church tower on the right; the king, the queen and their three children with five attendants landing from barge moored to old tree in the foreground
Inscription: Lettered with title in capitals above the palace and signed below towards right: 'W. Hollar, fecit 1638'..
Rogers Fund; Donor: Rogers Fund
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," July 15, 2002–October 6, 2002.

Pennington 1058; New Hollstein (Hollar Part I) 260 only state
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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