Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Realm of Pallas

Series/Portfolio:
The Three Realms of the World, NH 842-844
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Adam Elsheimer (German, Frankfurt 1578–1610 Rome)
Date:
1646
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Image: 3 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (8.3 × 14 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-153
Not on view
Interior of studio at night; Pallas seated at right holding spear, her right feet on globe, leaning her head on her right hand, with her owl in the foreground; bearded man and boy sketching man suspended from the ceiling in the background at right, four men studying by candlelight at table at left; after Elsheimer, after a painting formerly in the Arundel collection and now in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (inv. 539; see K. Andrews, 'Adam Elsheimer:Paintings-Drawings-Prints', Oxford 1977, no. 22 as 'The Realm of Minerva').
Inscription: Lettered with title below centre in margin "PALLAS". Below left "Ælsheimer pinxit" and at right "WHollar fecit aqua forti ex Collectione Arundeliana. / 1646".
Earls of Pembroke
Pennington 270 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part III) 843 only state
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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