Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Base of an ornamental cup

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Date:
1645
Medium:
Etching; second state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 1/4 × 4 1/2 in. (10.8 × 11.5 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Phyllis Massar, 2011
Accession Number:
2012.136.637
Not on view
Base of an ornate cup, featuring three putti and three animals holding shields. greyhound at left, dragon at centre, lion at right; cup partly erased above; after Hans Holbein
Inscription: Lettered below image: 'HHolbein olim delineauit, pro Henrico 8o. Rege Angliæ, & Wenceslaus Hollar, / fecit Aqua forti Ao. 1645.'
E. Weyhe; Phyllis D. Massar; Donor: Phyllis D. Massar [acquired April 1962]
Pennington 2627 ii/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar part III) 824 II/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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