After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Etching; third state of three (NH)
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)
Rogers Fund, 1918
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.