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Judah and Tamar

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date:
1640
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 2 3/16 × 1 15/16 in. (5.5 × 5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.2142
Not on view
In a circle Judah stands at left. He holds a staff in his right hand and offers Tamar a large ring. Above their heads are scrolls with their names.
Inscription: At bottom, center: H. Holbein inu:/Hollar fecit 1640/Londoni

Marking: Franz Josef II von Liechtenstein (1906-1989) . The Metropolitan Museum of Art purchased 17,000 prints from this collection between 1949 and 1962.
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Pennington 67 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part I) 283 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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