Wenceslaus Hollar

Weesp, Muiden and Amsterdam

Weesp, Muiden and Amsterdam by Wenceslaus Hollar

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Hollar appreciated the landscape for its own sake and did not limit himself to human interventions such as buildings. Indeed, apart from one ruined church, both of these prints are almost wholly concerned with the natural environment.

These two images come from an untitled series of eight views of the sea and reflect Hollar’s keen interest in a subject that was wholly new to him. Hollar went on to experience many sea voyages, particularly travelling between England and the Continent, beginning with his departure from the Netherlands for England in December 1636.

Title
Weesp, Muiden and Amsterdam
Artist/creator
Production date
1634-1636
Medium
etching and drypoint
Dimensions
45 x 123 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/145
Other ID
1251 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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