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Exhibitions/ Art Object

Five grotesque heads, including an elderly man with an oak leaf wreath

Series/Portfolio:
Varie Figuræ et Probæ Antwerp 1645, after Leonardo da Vinci, Title plus 13 plates.
Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, Vinci 1452–1519 Amboise)
Date:
1646
Medium:
Etching; only state
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: Below right: 'Leonardus da Vinci sic olim delineauit,/ WHollar fecit, 1646. ex Collectione Arundeliana.'

Marking: Sir John St Aubyn (1758-1839) Lugt 1534, recto
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 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar Part III) 878 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.

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, Entry by Nadine Orenstein, cat. no. 3, pp. 23-24, ill.



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