Wenceslaus Hollar (Artist) Unknown artist (After)

Funeral Monument to Henry Bourchier, Earl of Bath

Funeral Monument to Henry Bourchier, Earl of Bath by Wenceslaus Hollar, Unknown artist

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Dating to the mid-1660s, Hollar’s etching of Bourchier’s

monument was only published in 1677 – the year the

artist died. Created for Francis Sandford’s book A

Genealogical History of the Kings of England, publication

appears to have been much delayed by the Great Fire of

Hollar etched 19 other plates for Sandford’s book and

these include interiors, stained glass windows and

royal seals. Antiquarianism embraced many aspects of

England’s history, and Hollar was one of the leading

artists connected with such projects.

Title
Funeral Monument to Henry Bourchier, Earl of Bath
Artist/creator
Production date
1665-1667
Medium
etching
Dimensions
259 x 190 mm
Inscription
Illustrissima Domina Rachell Bathoniae .... Posuit. (upper l.). Bon Temps/Veindra/Ne Vile Fano. W. Hollar Fecit 235 (upper r.). (pencil) P2252 (l.c.). Coat-of-arms with fleur-de-lis, crowned with coronet overall; '4' or a 'W' suspended from bottom of shield.. Inscribed recto bottom centre, pencil, 'P2252' [Parthey 2252]..
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/318
Other ID
2252 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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