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Wenceslaus Hollar, his early life and work.

John Ivan Pav

Wenceslaus Hollar, his early life and work.

by John Ivan Pav

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Published in [Boston] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hollar, Wenceslaus, -- 1607-1677

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    LC ClassificationsNE642 H7 P38 1968A
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19748491M

    Wenceslaus Hollar (), a printmaker and topographical watercolorist, was brought to London from his native Prague by the Earl of Arundel in and became the first great etcher to practice in England. Hollar's range of interests was enormous&#;from views of London to portraits to. The engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar (see below) based on the picture by F. Cleyn (see below), dating from was published here in London for Jacob Tonson, W. Hollar fecit" - see scan. Wenceslaus Hollar (13 July – 25 March ) was a prolific and accomplishedBohemian graphic artist of the 17th century, who spent much of his life in Rating: % positive.

    The chief arthorities consulted: p. Wenceslaus Hollar and his views of London and Windsor in the seventeenth century. Wenceslaus Hollar, a Bohemian Gent. born in Prague, famous in arts, by his indefatigable labours has left many work to eternize his memory: being first encouraged by his noble patron beloved and esteemed by the curious, having perigrinated on earth (in many parts) at last was here deposited to rest.

    Posts about Wenceslaus Hollar written by mtlibrary. The November rare book of the month is Origines juridiciales written by William Temple Library holds three editions of this book which was printed in London in , and Wenceslaus Hollar was a prolific and accomplished Bohemian graphic artist of the 17th century, who spent much of his life in England. He is known to German speakers as Wenzel Hollar; and to Czech speakers as Václav Hollar Czech. He is particularly noted for his engravings and etchings.


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About Wenceslaus Hollar. Hollar, a Czech etcher, was born inthe son of an upper middle-class civic official. Very little is known about his early life, but he evidently learned the rudiments of his craft by age eighteen, left his native Prague at age twenty, and likely studied in Frankfurt under Matthaus Merian.

Hollar, a Czech etcher, was born inthe son of an upper middle-class civic official. Very little is known about his early life, but he evidently learned the rudiments of his craft by age eighteen, left his native Prague at age twenty, and likely studied in Frankfurt under Matthaus Merian.

Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian Vaclav Hollar, Wenceslaus also given as Wenzel, (born JPrague—died MaLondon), Bohemian etcher whose works are a rich source of information about the 17th century.

Hollar went to Frankfurt in where he studied under the engraver and publisher Matthäus Merian, later moving to Strasbourg, and then to Cologne in Wenceslaus Hollar () - also known as Wenzel and Václav - was a draughtsman and a prolific and accomplished etcher. His career was long and his output remarkably varied.

He was also much-travelled. Born in Prague, he moved to Germany in Hollar soon began to make drawings of his adopted homeland and his first published work here was a ‘long-view’ of the tranquil countryside, looking towards London from what is now Greenwich Park.

On the left stands the old Duke Humphrey’s Tower (the site of the later Royal Observatory) on the hill, with the new Queen’s House and old. The etchings of Wenceslaus Hollar are not only of a remarkably high artistic standard, but also represent an important pictorial chronicle of seventeenth-century England.

Numbering over they cover a vast range of subjects: cathedrals, ships, bird's-eye views of cities, scenes of the Thirty Years' War, butterflies, shells, women's costumes. Wenceslaus Hollar and his views of London and Windsor in the seventeenth century by Hind, Arthur Mayger, "Books in which Hollar's etchings of London and Windsor appeared": p.

Rare Annex copy 1: Gift of Henry W. Sage Openlibrary_work OLW Pages Ppi Rcamid Scandate Scanner Kirtas APT Peter Barber, Wenceslaus Hollar as a map-maker. Simon Turner, ‘Hollar’s Prospects and Maps of London’ in Printed Images in Early Modern Britain Essays in Interpretation, chapter 8.

Richard T. Godfrey, Wenceslaus Hollar: A Bohemian Artist in England: A Bohemian Artist in London (Yale University Press, ). Wenceslaus Hollar by Jan Meyssens. Gillian Tindall’s The Man Who Drew London, Wenceslaus Hollar in Reality & Imagination is published by Chatto & Windus.

Her latest book The Pulse Glass & The Beat of Other Hearts is also published by Chatto & Windus. You may like to read these other stories by Gillian Tindall. Wenceslaus Hollar at Old St Paul’s. Wenceslaus Hollar (13 July – 25 March ) was a prolific and accomplished Bohemian graphic artist of the 17th century, who spent much of his life in England.

He is known to German speakers as Wenzel Hollar; and to Czech speakers as Václav Hollar Czech: [ˈvaːtslav ˈɦolar]. He is particularly noted for his engravings and etchings. Václav Hollar (Czech: [ˈvaːtslav ˈɦolar]; 13 July – 25 March ), was a Bohemian etcher, known in England as Wenceslaus or Wenceslas and by speakers of German as Wenzel Hollar.

He was born in Prague and died in London, being buried at St Margaret's Church, Westminster. Hollar also continued to have work published by Stent (who was soon to die in the Great Plague of ).

From that time onwards he spent the remainder of his career producing a large number of illustrations and etchings for books and prints, providing a relatively modest yet comfortable living and probably enough for Hollar and his wife to.

In his self-portrait print from (New Hollstein, ‘Wenceslaus Hollar’, pt III, no ), Hollar initially used the same coat of arms as in this print, but altered the arms in the second. The book presents Hollar's etchings, watercolors, and drawings in a chronological fashion, beginning with the artist's early views of Germany and the celebrated series of drawings he undertook for the Earl of Arundel, moving to his London years and his book illustrations for publishers there, and ending with his panoramic watercolor views of.

Wenceslaus Hollar and his views of London and Windsor in the seventeenth century by Arthur Mayger Hind and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Hollar had returned to England byafter the end of the Civil War.

About half of the more than 1, prints he made over the remaining 25 years of his life were illustrations for books published by the antiquary Sir William Dugdale () and the publisher John Ogilby ().

Hollar soon began to make drawings of his adopted homeland Hollar worked on drawings for a catalog that Arundel intended to publish. There was a growing number of merchants, gentry, and aristocrats with an interest in purchasing books published by various printers based around or.

One of the most prolific printmakers of the Baroque period, Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, –) rose up out of obscurity in one of Europe’s most turbulent eras to amass an astounding body of work. Underrated during his lifetime, Hollar produced up to 2, etchings in a prodigious year career.

The seventeenth-century London Wenceslaus Hollar knew is now largely destroyed or buried. Yet its populous river, its timbered streets, fashionable ladies, old St Paul's, the devestation of the Fire, the palace of Whitehall and the meadows of Islington live on for us in his etchings/5(2).

Wenceslaus Hollar ( Prague – London) has mainly been presented at exhibitions and in books as a graphic artist, but less as a draughtsman. The National Gallery Prague published a monograph in with a comprehensive list of his drawings, which often represent an apex of the contemporary art of drawing in Europe.

Get this from a library! Wenceslaus Hollar: a Bohemian artist in England. [Wenceslaus Hollar; Richard T Godfrey; Yale Center for British Art.] -- Wenceslaus Hollar (), a printmaker and topographical watercolorist, was brought to London from his native Prague by the Earl of Arundel in and became the first great etcher to practice in.InGeorge Vertue paid homage to his association with Hollar in a vignette he published in Description of the Works of the Ingenious Delineator and Engraver Wenceslaus Hollar.

It featured a bust of Arundel in front of a pyramid, symbolizing immortality, surrounded by illustrated books and the instruments of Hollar’s trade.His first book of etchings was published in in Cologne when Hollar was twenty-eight.

The following year he came to the attention of the renowned art collector the Earl of Arundel who was making an official visit to the continent, and Hollar subsequently became a part of his household, settling in England early .