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Portrait of John Diodati

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Sitter:
Giovanni Diodati (Swiss (born Italy), Lucca 1576–1649 Geneva)
Date:
1643
Medium:
Etching; first state of four (NH)
Dimensions:
plate: 7 9/16 x 4 7/16 in. (19.2 x 11.2 cm) sheet: 7 13/16 x 4 5/8 in. (19.9 x 11.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.625
Not on view
Portrait, half-length, seated behind a table, directed slightly to right, looking towards the viewer, holding a book lettered with 'La Sacra Bibbia'; wearing clerical cap and gown; illustration to Giovanni Diodati's 'Pious Annotations upon the Holy Bible' (London: 1643)
Inscription: Signed and dated within design at lower left: 'W. Hollar fecit 1643.', lettered above image with the title, information about the sitter over two lines, ending 'Ætato: 66. Anno 1643.' and below image with verse over eight lines.

Marking: John Charrington (born 1856) Lugt 572, drystamp bottom right recto
Kennedy Galleries; Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar [acquired 12/20/61 through L.S.]
Pennington 1388 i/vi; New Hollstein (Hollar) 543 I/IV
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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