Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bearded man with chain necklace

Series/Portfolio:
late impression possibly from: 'A collection of original etchings, London, printed by J.M. McCreery, 1816
Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date:
1647
Medium:
Etching; third state of three (NH)
Dimensions:
Plate: 4 1/4 in. × 3 in. (10.8 × 7.6 cm) Sheet: 8 1/16 × 6 5/16 in. (20.5 × 16.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.17.2-265
Not on view
Portrait of an elderly man with short straight hair, curly sideburn, mustache and beard, nearly half-length, directed to left with head in profile, looking down; wearing a high cap and heavy double chain with pearl and jewelled cross pendants.
Inscription: in plate, above image: 'HHolbein incidit in lignum, WHollar fecit aqua forti, 1647 / ex Collectione Arundeliana,'
Vendor: Ferdinand Meder at acution
Pennington 1548 ii/ii (number removed); New Hollstein (Hollar part III) 982 III/III
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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