Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Five boys, two satyrs and a goat

Series/Portfolio:
Putti and Satyrs
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
17th century
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Plate: 5 7/16 × 8 in. (13.8 × 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.1392
Not on view
A young boy crowned with a wreath of grapes, holding a bunch of grapes, lifted by a young satyr and a boy over the back of a third boy, watched by a fourth, holding up a jug; a satyr playing a tambourine at right, and a boy playing a recorder; a goat grazing behind at left; after Peeter van Avont
Inscription: Lower right: Peter van Avont inu/ W. Hollar fecit 1647
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Pennington 515 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part III) 938, 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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