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Glastonbury

Series/Portfolio:
Illustration to William Dugdale's and Roger Dodsworth's 'Monasticon Anglicanum', Vol I (London: 1655)
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1656
Medium:
Etching; third state of four
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 11/16 × 11 3/16 in. (17 × 28.4 cm) cut witin the platemark
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.81.2.26
Not on view
View of Glastonbury in upper half of the sheet, bordered by a line; three sections below, bordered by lines: plan of Glastonbury abbey at left, key to upper image at centre, coat of arms in wreath and curtain with dedication at right
Inscription: Lettered within design on scroll with title, below with Latin description over three lines, at left: 'The Prospect of the Town of Glastonbury / from Compton hills a bout three miles / Southward distant from the Towne', letters and numbers next to landmarks, keys, dedication to Thomas Stanley on curtain, artists' names at lower left and centre: 'W. Hollar fec: / (W: Hollar sculp:' and '3' in lower right corner.
Pennington 976 iii/iv; New Hollstein (Hollar part V) NH 1421 III/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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