Wenceslaus Hollar (Artist) Hendrik van der Borcht the younger (After)

Hendrik van der Borcht the Elder

Hendrik van der Borcht the Elder by Wenceslaus Hollar, Hendrik van der Borcht the younger

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People maintained long-distance friendships via the post even in Hollar’s day. In 1642 Hollar wrote from London to Van der Borcht the Elder in Frankfurt, sending him a proof (unfinished state) of an etching. This unusual gesture suggests a close relationship with the old man despite the great distance between them. A well-known artist, Van der Borcht the Elder was included in Meyssens’ portrait series with Hollar’s etching made after a portrait painted by his son, Van der Borcht the Younger.

Title
Hendrik van der Borcht the Elder
Artist/creator
Production date
1650
Medium
etching and engraving
Dimensions
166 x 118 mm
Inscription
Henry Van Der Borcht De Brusselles ou il Naquit L'an 1583 ....... Autre Sortes D'Antiquitez,. Henricus van der Borcht iunior Pinxit, W. Hollar Fecit 1650. Joannes. Meysens Excuott. (lower margin l. to r.).
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/203
Other ID
1364 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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