Wenceslaus Hollar (Prague 1607- London 1677) + Anonymous - ''Ritratto di Rich. Bernard'', "Groenendael Abbey'' and "La Cour de Brussels"

Wenceslaus Hollar (Prague 1607- London 1677) + Anonymous - ''Ritratto di Rich. Bernard'', "Groenendael Abbey'' and "La Cour de Brussels"
Etching - signed on the plate - 2nd half of the 17th century

‘Ritratto di Richard Bernard’, very good proof of this rare engraving, complete
with copper mark and small margin on the
left side. Antique inscriptions on back.
The Bindley Granger. A Catalogue Of The Very
Valuable Collection Of British.
‘Groenendael Abbey’, good proof. Copy with visible copper mark
mostly on the bottom edge.
In addition, ‘La Cour de Brussels’, beautiful engraving from French school from the 17th century.

Son of a noble, imperial officer, he made his debut as a miniaturist, but he was immediately interested in cartography. In 1627, he left Prague to work in Frankfurt am Main at the famous cartographer and engraver M. Merian. From 1629 to 1632 he was in Strasbourg, then in Cologne where he knew Th. Howard lord of Arundel, whom he followed in a journey across Europe. H. went to London with Lord Arundel, in whose home he stayed for 5 years, engraving his fabulous collection. In 1636, he entered the service of the Prince of Wales (later Charles II); later, he went to Antwerp, he was in the service of James II, and in 1652 he returned to London. Of his production two large groups of drawings and engravings passed into the collection of H. Sloane and J. Evelyn, and they are now respectively in the British Museum and in the H. collection in Windsor Castle; another important group is in the Hollareum in Prague; more works are kept in the cabinet of drawings in Berlin.

Lot details
Wenceslaus Hollar (Praga 1607- Londra 1677) + Anonimo
Title of artwork
''Ritratto di Rich. Bernard'', "Groenendael Abbey'' e "La Cour de Brussels"
II metà del XVII secolo
Plate signed
In good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
160×115 mm
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