View of the castle and houses of Ruhrort on the left bank of the meandering river Rhine; figures in a boat in foreground. One of a set of 12 views in Germany, formerly in an album, now disbound. According to Vertue, these prints based on drawings made in 1632 when Hollar made a Rhine journey from Cologne.
Inscription: 'Roer flu' in water; 'Roorort' in sky; in foreground 'Rhenus flu'; in lower left corner a partially erased '6'.
Donor: Robert Hartshorne (American)
Pennington 770 i/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part II) 473 II/III
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.
Richard T. Godfrey Wenceslaus Hollar: A Bohemian Artist in England Exh. cat., New Haven and London. 1994.
Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.