Exhibitions/ Art Object

Five Grotesque Heads

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)
Date:
1646
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
plate: 9 11/16 x 7 3/8 in. (24.6 x 18.7 cm) sheet: 9 13/16 x 7 1/2 in. (25 x 19 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.72.112
Not on view
Inscription: in plate: "Leonardus da Vinci sic olim delineauit,/ WHollar fecit, 1646. ex Collectione Arundeliana."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Leonardo da Vinci and His Followers in the Collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art," March 5, 1981–June 7, 1981.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine," September 13, 2011–March 4, 2012.

Pennington 1609; New Hollstein (Hollar)
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.

Nadine Orenstein, Constance C. McPhee Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire from Leonardo to Levine Exh. cat.: September 13, 2011 - March 4, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Haven and London, 2011, cat. no. 3, pp. 23-24, ill.



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