Wenceslaus Hollar

Autumn: Wine Market

Autumn: Wine Market by Wenceslaus Hollar

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Although he had not yet mastered perspective, Hollar’s

interest in detailed representations of urban life is

evident in these two prints. Both views are full of people

at work and play: merchants trade barrels of wine on

the riverbank and children throw snowballs as decorated

sleighs parade about the town square.

Published just two years after leaving Prague, Hollar’s Four Seasons records views of Strasbourg, where he lived at the time. The seasonal theme gave artists the opportunity to depict activities that were customary atparticular times of the year.

Title
Autumn: Wine Market
Artist/creator
Production date
1629
Medium
etching
Dimensions
108 x 246 mm
Inscription
Autumnus 3. (lower margin c. to r.)P.62. 61 (?) z (l.r.). W Hollar (lower r.). Inscr; verso; D 624 2/- (l.l.). Double 'C' with cross of Lorraine, surmounted by a coronet. Inscribed recto bottom right, pencil, 'P.624.' [Parthey 624]. Inscribed verso bottom left, pencil, 'P624' [Parthey 624]..
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/44
Other ID
624 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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