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David before Saul

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1638
Medium:
Etching; second state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 3/8 × 2 5/16 in. (6 × 5.8 cm) cut on the platemark
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.81.1.2
Not on view
David before Saul; David standing at right, playing a harp in front of Saul, seated on a throne under a canopy; courtiers in background; in a roundel with border of two double lines; after Hans Holbein the Younger
Inscription: Dated within design '1638', lettered below border at left and right with artists' names: 'H HOLBEIN / INVENTOR / W HOLLAR, / FECIT, LONDINI.' and at centre: 'Cum Privil: Sacræ. Regæ. Maitis.'
Vendor: Edward Cairns Henderson (American, 1857–1923)
Pennington 72 ii/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar part I) 255 II/II
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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