Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Print

Series/Portfolio:
Butterflies and Insects, Muscarum scarabeorum, Twelve plates
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1645
Medium:
Etching; first state of three
Dimensions:
Plate: 3 3/16 × 4 11/16 in. (8.1 × 11.9 cm) Sheet: 3 11/16 × 5 3/16 in. (9.4 × 13.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.72.121
Not on view
Two moths with open wings in the center, the one below seen from underside, four beetles in each corner, two small winged insects on left and right in the center.
Inscription: Lettered upper left 'WHollar fecit ex Collectione / Arundeliana 1646'

Marking: Lugt 844, verso, not identified
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 5, 1998–March 8, 1998.

Pennington 2171 i/iii; New Hollstein (Hollar part III) 920 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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