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James, Duke of York

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Sitter:
James, Duke of York (British, London 1633–1701 France)
Date:
1651
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/8 × 7 9/16 in. (28.3 × 19.2 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1928
Accession Number:
28.7.6
Not on view
Portrait of James, Duke of York, head and shoulders facing front slightly turned to left, wearing cloak and star of the Garter on his left arm, within oval of palm leaves, with text within ornamental cartouche below; after David Teniers.
Inscription: Lettered in cartouche below: 'SERENISSIMUS PRINCEPS / IACOBVS DEI GRATIA DVX EBORACENSis / SVMMVS ANGLIÆ & HIBERNIÆ THALASSIARCHA SE= / CVNDO GENITVS SER:mi & POTENTISS:mi CAROLI I NUPFR MA= / GNÆ BRITANNIÆ FRANCIÆ, & HIBERNIÆ, REGIS;'. Lettered on palm leaves above 'Ætatis 18' and date '1651'. Below on wreath 'D. Teniers pinxit' and 'W. Hollar fecit'.
Pennington 1424 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1173 only state
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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