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Title page: Decapla in Psalmos

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Author:
John Vicars (British, 1579–1652)
Date:
1639
Medium:
Etching; first state of two
Dimensions:
Plate: 10 1/2 × 7 5/16 in. (26.7 × 18.5 cm) Sheet: 11 15/16 × 8 3/16 in. (30.3 × 20.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Junius S. Morgan, 1926
Accession Number:
26.36.212
Not on view
Title page with the text surrounded by 10 small portraits of men of different nationalities: a Syrian, a Hebrew, an Arab, a Chaldaean, an Egyptian, a Greek, an Ancient Roman, a Gaul, a Spaniard and a Modern Roman.
Inscription: DECAPLA IN/ PSALMOS/ siue/ COMMENTARIUS EX/ decem LInguis, antiquis/ Patribus, Rab, Historicis/ et Poetis/ Novis Typis Syr; et Arab donatus/ A / JOANNE VICCARS ANGLO/ LONDONI/ Apud Robertum Young/ CIC (reversed). IC (reversed).C XXXIX / W. Hollar fecit
Donor: Junius Spencer Morgan
Pennington 2690 i/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar part I) 282 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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