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The Four Windmills

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Jan Brueghel the Elder (Netherlandish, Brussels 1568–1625 Antwerp)
Date:
1650
Medium:
Etching; first state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 5/8 × 11/16 in. (11.8 × 1.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1943
Accession Number:
43.45.6
Not on view
The four windmills; two-wheeled cart, two wagons and two women walking carrying baskets seen from behind in the foreground; man with two sacks and windmills by the road on left, spire seen among trees in distance on right; after Jan Brueghel the elder
Inscription: Lettered below image at left: 'Brüghel pinxit,'and at right: 'W. Hollar fecit, 1650, ex Collectione Arundeliana'.
Pennington 1215 i/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part IV) 1104 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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