Art/ Collection/ Art Object

A view of Lambeth Palace from the river at Whitehall Stairs

Series/Portfolio:
Amoenissimi aliquot locorum... Prospectus
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1625–77
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 5/8 × 6 3/4 in. (9.2 × 17.1 cm) trimmed on platemark
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.90.8
Not on view
London Thames view, looking upriver towards Lambeth Palace (the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury) from Whitehall Stairs. Lambeth is seen in distance at left, on the south bank of the river. In the foreground are gabled buildings, with a range extending closer to the river, and then a short building on piers over the water. In front of this, a wooden walkway ends in a dock and a cluster of ferry boats.
Inscription: Lettered within image above places depicted, "Lambeth" and "Whitehall". In the river to the left "Thames flu"
Pennington 912 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part II) 451 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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