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Cologne and Deutz

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1635
Medium:
Etching, first state of two as desccribed in New Hollstein
Dimensions:
Plate: 10 5/16 × 12 5/8 in. (26.2 × 32.1 cm) Sheet: 10 5/8 × 12 15/16 in. (27 × 32.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Ferdinand Meder, 1918
Accession Number:
18.11
Not on view
Cologne and Deutz; bird-eye view of the fortified city of Cologne and of Deutz on opposite bank of the Rhine; two putti bearing arms of the city upper corners; six compartments with coats of arms under arches
Inscription: Lettered with title above in Germanic script: Eigentliche Abbildung des h:Romischen Reichs freÿer Stadt Cöllen [] Wie auch der gegen über gelegener freiheit Düytz / Welche im Jahr 1633 [] Zu einer Vörstung ist gemacht worden.
Below the names of local families and dedication by Gerhardt Altzenbach. Below left: W. Hollar fec. 1635
Ferdinand Meder; Donor: Ferdinand Meder
Pennington 857 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part I) 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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