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Saint Bruno

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1649
Medium:
Etching; first state of four
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 9/16 × 7 1/16 in. (24.3 × 18 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.81.1.30
Not on view
St Bruno standing on a hillock, his left foot on an orb, left hand on his heart, holding an open book in the other, looking towards the sky where two cherubs are seen on a cloud at right; fountain gushing from a tomb at right; an abbey seen in the valley at left, seven stars in a circle in the sky above; rocky mountains in the distance; cartouche with inscription at center in foreground, bishop's mitre lying at left; after Gilles Baquereel
Inscription: Lettered on cartouche with the title, information in Latin about St Bruno over seven lines, signed and dated below: 'WHollar fecit 1649'.
Pennington 157 i/iv; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1027 I/IV
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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