Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Antique bust of a woman

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1645
Medium:
Etching; first state of two
Dimensions:
Plate: 4 5/8 × 3 1/8 in. (11.8 × 7.9 cm) Sheet: 4 3/4 × 3 3/16 in. (12.1 × 8.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.81.2(178)
Not on view
Sculpted bust of Faustina the Younger, directed to right, wearing a ribbon in her hair and loose robe, her left shoulder and breast bare; first state, before title added to lower left.
Inscription: At top, center: W: Hollar: in Domo Arundeliana ,Londoni/ et sculpsit a(nno) 1645
Pennington 590 i/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part III) 719 I/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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