Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Helmeted Head

Series/Portfolio:
Helmeted heads in profile Six plates
Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, Parma 1503–1540 Casalmaggiore)
Date:
1645
Medium:
Etching; only state
Dimensions:
Plate: 2 5/16 × 1 3/4 in. (5.9 × 4.5 cm) with thread margins
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-73
Not on view
A warrior shown bust-length in three-quarter profile to the right, wearing a helmet in the shape of a stylised lion's head, carrying a shield. After Parmigianino.
Inscription: Upper left: ' F. Parm inv/ W. Hollar fecit/ 1645'
Earls of Pembroke
Pennington 1616 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar part III) 761 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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