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This series records Hollar’s long and winding journey
from Prague all the way to the Netherlands between
1627 and 1634. No scene here appears to depict autumn
or winter, and this may reflect the difficulty of travelling
during the colder months. Only the two etchings of ships
tossed on stormy seas point to inclement weather. The
pleasure that Hollar took in seeing the ocean for the first
time is evident in these two dramatic views.
Hollar was careful to avoid references to the destruction wrought by the ongoing war. For this commercial enterprise, he focused instead on prosperous towns and views of quiet landscapes along the rivers on which he travelled.
- Title Plate: Delightful Likenesses of Some Places Lying in Various Countries
- Production date
- 60 x 95 mm
- Amoenissimae Aliquot Locorum in Diuersis Prouinciis Iacentiut. Effigies a Wenceslao Hollad Pragensi Delineatae Et Aeri Sculptae. Coloniae Agrippinae, Anno 1635. Abraham Hogenberg Excudit. (within cartouche). Praga - (centre, lower half of sheet).
- Credit line
- Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
- Accession no
- Other ID
- 695 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
- No known copyright restrictions
- International Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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