Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ciuitatis Westmonasteriensis pars (Westminster from the River)

Series/Portfolio:
London views Four plates
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1647
Medium:
Etching; third state of three
Dimensions:
Plate: 5 7/8 × 11 1/4 in. (15 × 28.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1917
Accession Number:
17.3.1166-652
Not on view
View of Westminster Abbey from across the Thames, Parliament on the left the Hall and Westminster stairs at center, boats on the river.
Inscription: Lettered with title above "Ciuitatis Westmonasteriensis pars". The buildings labelled above:'Parlament House', 'the Hall'and 'the Abby'. Below right in design 'WHollar fecit, 1647'. Numbered below right: '5'.

Marking: 'C.3.n.9' and '8' in pen and brown ink at lower right, recto
Pennington 1037 iii/iii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part III) 950 III/III
Arthur Mayger Hind Hollar and his views of London and Windsor in the seventeenth century. London, 1922, cat. no. 86.

Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982, cat. no. 1037 iii/iii.

Bernard Adams London Illustrated 1604-1850: a survey and index of topographical books and their plates. London, 1983, 5.5.

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



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