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Title page: The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Author:
Richard Allestree (British, Uppington, Shropshire 1621/2–1681 London)
Date:
1667
Medium:
Etching; first state of three
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 7/16 × 4 3/16 in. (16.3 × 10.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.36.114
Not on view
Vignette on the title-page of [Richard Allestree], 'The Causes of Decay of Christian Piety', London, 1667
Inscription: (The)/ CAUSES/OF THE/ Decay of Christian Piety,/ OR AN/ IMPARTIAL SURVEY/ Of the Ruines of CHRISTIAN RELIGION,/ undermin'd by Unchristian Practice/ Written by the author of/ THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN./INIMICUS HOMO FECIT HOC Math:13.
At bottom: LONDON,/ Printed by R. Norton for T. Garthwait, in S. Bartho/lomews Hospital, near Smithfield, 1667
Pennington 2653 i/iii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part VII) 1994 I/III
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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