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View of Antwerp

View of Antwerp

Wenceslaus Hollar

Bohemian, born Prague 1607, died London 1677

Pen, ink, and wash
7 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (20 x 31.5 cm)
LeRoy M. Backus Collection
Provenance: E. Spiller, London; LeRoy M. Backus collection; bequest from Mr. Backus to Seattle Art Museum, accessioned 1952
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, The Le Roy M. Backus Memorial Collection, 1952. Cat. no. 11 [as “Hufnagel,” that is, Joris Hoefnagel, 1542-1600].

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Old Master Drawings From the Seattle Art Museum Collection, Feb. 7 - Mar. 30, 1980 (Owensboro, Kentucky, Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Aug. 30 - Oct. 4, 1981; Claremont, California, Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Nov. 14 - Dec. 18, 1981; San Diego, California, San Diego Museum of Art, Jan. 1 - 30, 1982; El Paso, Texas, El Paso Museum of Art, Mar. 1 - Mar. 29, 1982; Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, May 8 - June 5, 1982; Baton Rouge, Louisiana Art and Science Center, June 27- July 23, 1982; Littleton, Colorado, Northern Colorado Gallery for the Arts, Arapaho Community College, Sept. 3 - Oct. 1, 1982). Text by Erna Mandowsky. Text by Erna Mandowsky. Cat. no. 32 [as Hollar], p. 21.
Published ReferencesVolrabova, Alena. Wenceslaus Hollar Drawings: 1607-1677. Prague: National Gallery in Prague, 2017; p. 304, reproduced fig. IV/1.

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