Wenceslaus Hollar

Winter: Parade Ground

Winter: Parade Ground by Wenceslaus Hollar

Artwork Detail

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.

Winter: Parade Ground
Wenceslaus Hollar
Production date
106 x 246 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
Other ID
625 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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