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The satyr and the peasant

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Adam Elsheimer (German, Frankfurt 1578–1610 Rome)
Date:
1644
Medium:
Etching, first state of two
Dimensions:
Plate: 3 1/16 × 4 1/16 in. (7.8 × 10.3 cm) Sheet: 3 1/8 × 4 1/8 in. (7.9 × 10.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.632
Not on view
Nocturne in a cottage; a peasant woman at right carries a bowl of soup to a table for a satyr, seated on a bench opposite her husband, who is already eating.
Inscription: Bottom of blank margin, at left: AElsheimer inu.; center: W: Hollar fecit; at right: F: van den Wyngarde excudit
Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar [acquired summer 1962 from L.S.]
Pennington 424 i/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part IV) 1030 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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