Current Inventory by Wenzel Hollar

Adam Elsheimer

Artist: Wenzel Hollar
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Wenzel Hollar (1607-1677), Adam Elsheimer, etching after a painting of Elsheimer by Jan Meyssens, 1649, with text and signatures as described below. Reference: Pennington 1397, third state (of 6). In generally good condition, on laid paper with wide margins (browning toward margin edges, repaired tear upper right margin). 6 1/4 x 4 1/2, the sheet 10 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches. Provenance: Collection of Mrs. George A. Martin, then to Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio; de-acquistioned 2010. A fine impression. Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610) was an influential German painter, famed for some of his very small-scale studies, and for a number of […]

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Charles I

Artist: Wenzel Hollar
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Wenzel Hollar (1607-1677), Charles I, etching, 1644. Reference: Pennington 1686, third state (of 3) [with initials WH fec in the plate]. On laid paper, In adequate condition, a pinhole in the wide margin at bottom away from image, slight staining in spots, with small margins top and sides, larger bottom, 9 7/8 x 7 3/4, the sheet 11 1/2 x 8 inches, archival matting. A fair impression printed in 1705 for the frontispiece of Edward Walker’s Historical Discourses, with lettering verso (showing through slightly). Charles I is pictured bareheaded, in armor, holding a baton; in the background between the horse’s […]

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Air

Artist: Wenzel Hollar
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Wenzel Hollar (1606-1677), Air, 1647, after Petrus van Avont, from the Four Elements. [signed and dated W. Hollar 1647 lower right and inscribed P. van Avont inu lower left in the plate] Reference: Pennington 522, third state (of 3). In good condition (a thin spot upper left verso), on laid paper, trimmed outside of the borderline all around, 5 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches. Provenance: the London firm of Craddock and Barnard, still in their mat, with the Barnard annotations. A fine strong impression of this whimsical representation of the element Air. Hollar (1607-1677) had learned etching as a gentlemanly pursuit before, as a […]

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