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The Ferry

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
Jan Brueghel the Elder (Netherlandish, Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp)
Date:
1649
Medium:
Etching; first state of three
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/2 × 10 13/16 in. (19.1 × 27.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.72.127
Not on view
Passengers embarking on a ferry boat, others walking up the riverbank; a rider holding another horse on a lead in foreground at right, conversing figures and horse-drawn cart in front of a building behind; bridge and houses in background at left; after Jan Brueghel
Inscription: Lettered below image at left and right with artists' names and dated: 'P. Breughel pinxit, / W: Hollar fecit, 1649'.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 6, 1995–April 16, 1995.

Pennington 1219 i/iii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV ) 1040 I/III
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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