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Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Realm of Venus, after Adam Elsheimer

Series/Portfolio:
The Three Realms of the World, NH 842-844
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
after Adam Elsheimer (German, Frankfurt 1578–1610 Rome)
Date:
1625–77
Medium:
Etching, only state
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 11/16 × 5 1/8 in. (9.3 × 13 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1917
Accession Number:
17.50.18-151
Not on view
Venus seated naked in a landscape in foreground at right, looking towards the viewer, Cupid carrying a basket of flowers on his head at centre, nymphs and fauns seen in a dark wooded area in background at left, two birds flying above; after Adam Elsheimer.
Inscription: Lettered below image with title and production details: 'W. Hollar fecit. / ex Collectione Arundeliana * / Adam Elsheimer pinxit'.

Marking: '18' in pen and brown ink verso
Earls of Pembroke; his sale, Sotheby's, London, July 1917, lot 310; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," January 5, 1998–March 8, 1998.

Pennington 271A only state; New Hollstein (Hollar, Part III) 845 only state
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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