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View of Greenwich

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Publisher:
Peter Stent (British, active ca. 1615/17–1665)
Date:
1637
Medium:
Etching, printed from two plates on two joined sheets; Fifth state of five (NH)
Dimensions:
Plate: 6 × 32 7/8 in. (15.2 × 83.5 cm) cut on the platemark.
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.81.2(3a)
Not on view
Long view of Greenwich with the future Royal Observatory on the left, the Queen's House in the centre and a view of the City of London in the distance. Created the year that Hollar arrived in England with Thomas Duke of Norfolk, and later issued by Peter Stent, the print-seller. He received thirty shillings for the plate.
Inscription: With inscription in the cartouche on the left with four lines of verse by Henry Pecham, and signed: 'W: Hollar fecit'. At bottom left the publication line: 'London Printed and Sould by Peter Stent at the rowne in Gilt Spur Street betwixt new Gate and pie corner'.
Pennington 977 iv/iv; New Hollstein (Hollar part I) 246 V/V
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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