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Head of an old man with a pronounced chin, short cropped hair and gaping mouth showing teeth in profile to left

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: 4 1/2 × 3 1/8 in. (11.4 × 7.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-257
Not on view
Head of an old man with a pronounced chin, short cropped hair and gaping mouth showing teeth in profile to left, after Leonardo da Vinci
Inscription: Lettered below left: 'Leonardo da Vinci inu/ W. Hollar fecit'
Pennington 1577 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1244 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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