Wenceslaus Hollar

Dutch Cargo Ships

Dutch Cargo Ships by Wenceslaus Hollar

Artwork Detail Request a print

Hollar often travelled by boat along rivers and canals as well as on the open sea, avoiding the poor roads and the threat of thieves and highwaymen. Ships such as these plied the waters off the Netherlands, carrying passengers and merchandise. Similar vessels would have been used to cross the English Channel, which Hollar did a number of times. Storms, strong winds and tides meant that the crossing could take many days, and sometimes had to be abandoned altogether.

Title
Dutch Cargo Ships
Artist/creator
Production date
1647
Medium
etching
Dimensions
141 x 232 mm
Inscription
Boyers (upper c.). W Hollar Fec 1647 (lower r). Verso; P1271 (l.l.). As for M1982/1/3/157. Inscribed verso bottom left, pencil, 'P1271' [Parthey 1271]..
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/160
Other ID
1271 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

If you’re interested in reproducing this artwork, you can enquire here.

Request a print