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Latona and the Lycian peasants

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Adam Elsheimer (German, Frankfurt 1578–1610 Rome)
Date:
1649
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 3/4 × 9 1/8 in. (17.1 × 23.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.17-375
Not on view
Landscape with Latona; a woman holding two children seated on the right at the edge of a pool, two figures dip their hands into the water, a third gesticulates to the right. After a painting on copper by Elsheimer in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne.
Inscription: in plate under image, title and "Dno: Henrico van der Borcht seniori omnium Raritatum & Elegantiarum Amatori & Collectori maximo. D.D. Wenceslaus Hollar Ao 1649 / AElsheimer pinxit, Wenceslaus Hollar fecit aqua forti. ex Collectione Arundeliana, 1649"
Pennington 272 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part IV) 1029 only state
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982, cat. no. 272.

Rüdiger Klessmann Adam Elsheimer 1578-1610 Exh. cat., Frankfurt, Edinburgh Dulwich, 2006. 2006, related oil on copper, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, cat. no. 60.

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



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