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Set Four Small 17th Century Wenceslaus Hollar Etchings (1 of 14)
Antique Furniture Direct
West Yorkshire, UK

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Set Four Small 17th Century Wenceslaus Hollar Etchings

REF: LA391637
£395
€467
$483
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Description
A set of four small antique 17th century etchings of women from ‘Aula Veneris’ series by Wenceslaus Hollar dating from circa 1650, beautifully mounted and framed in modern gilt wood frames. These charming costume plates are drawn and engraved by Wencelaus Hollar, the renowned seventeenth century engraver who worked in both Germany and England. The etchings are from “Theatrum Mulierum” (The Theatre of Women) with Latin and German titles, depicting women in European national dress. Prints of men and women in costume were a popular genre for collectors of the seventeenth century. Hollar would have seen these simple, small-scale prints as an opportunity to take advantage of that market, and he produced several groups of costume prints in the 1630s and 1640s. Wenceslaus Von Prachna Hollar was a prolific and accomplished Bohemian graphic artist of the seventeenth century. His work embraced a great variety of subjects, including scenes from the bible, historical pictures, maps, portraits of his chief contemporaries, views of cities, flower and fruit pieces, and various illustrations to books. His clever sketches of costume, his views of old London and other cities are invaluable to the historian. His engravings are executed with much spirit and carefully finished. Having produced more than 3000 different prints during his career, his works can be found in every major museum collection from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the National Gallery in London. Construction/Wood: Gilt Framed

measurements

Height:
28 cm
Width:
23 cm
Depth:
2 cm
Etching Height 11cm, Etching Width 8cm

declaration

Antique Furniture Direct has clarified that the Set Four Small 17th Century Wenceslaus Hollar Etchings (LA391637) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being circa 1650

condition

Good original condition. General wear and marks commensurate with age.

additional info

Material:
Artisan:
-
Date of Manufacture:
circa 1650

delivery

£35 via courier to Mainland England / £50 to Mainland Scotland & Wales. Additional items in same purchase with free delivery (Mainland England only).

location

This Set Four Small 17th Century Wenceslaus Hollar Etchings is located in Leeds, United Kingdom

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