The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1963
Not on view
1 of 30 illustrations etched by Hollar for an edition of The Aeneid. In a square in Carthage, Mercury approaching Aeneas from the air, warning him to leave the city; Ascanius and a middle-aged man standing by at right; stone mason working at centre foreground, workmen shovelling stones and carrying stone blocks at left, others working on buildings in background; statue of Diana in a niche at right; coat of arms below image at centre.
Inscription: 'F. Cleyn inu: W. Hollar fecit,'; 'AE.4.l.380' added in this state as is the separate dedicatory plate with a coat of arms and dedication to John Walkendon.
Pennington 308 v/v; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part V) 1371 V/V, printed together with a separate dedicatory plate with a coat of arms and dedication to John Walkedon. as published in the editions of 1697 and 1698.
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.
Artist: Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)Date: 1647Medium: Etching; bottom right corner where '2' is added to plate in the second state has been torn off and replaced so state is indeterminate.Accession: 25.83.8On view in:Not on view