Wenceslaus Hollar

Naarden

Naarden 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
Naarden
Artist/creator
Production date
1634-1636
Medium
etching and drypoint
Dimensions
38 x 121 mm
Inscription
Naerden (centre r). Verso; (pencil) Duo (c.l.) /198 (l.l.)
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/146
Other ID
1253 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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