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Five Heads

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)
Date:
1625–77
Medium:
Etching; only state
Dimensions:
Plate: 2 1/16 × 3 7/8 in. (5.2 × 9.8 cm) with thread margins
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-246
Not on view
Two old men face left and a deformed man with bulbous chin and lips faces right; smaller outlined profiles of two men with protruding jaws face each other in the upper left. after Leonardo da Vinci
Inscription: Bottom left: Leonardo da/ Vinci inu./ W Hollar fec'
Pennington 1608 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1255 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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