Wenceslaus Hollar

By the Waterhouse

By the Waterhouse by Wenceslaus Hollar

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In the summer of 1665 as many as one hundred thousand Londoners died during an outbreak of bubonic plague. The victims included Hollar’s only son, James. Those who could afford to leave the city fled for the safety of the countryside, but Hollar stayed and continued to work. At some time during that year Hollar made prints with views of Islington, north of the city. It is evident that he enjoyed the calm, reflective water, which must have been a welcome relief to the crisis in London.

By the Waterhouse
Wenceslaus Hollar
Production date
81 x 120 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
Other ID
915 Pennington Catalogue Raisonné
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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