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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Artist associated with 521 portraits
Hollar left his native Prague in 1627. He spent several years travelling and working in Germany before his patron, the Earl of Arundel brought him to London in 1636. During the civil wars, Hollar fought on the royalist side, after which he spent the years 1644-52 in Antwerp. Hollar's views of London form an important record of the city before the Great Fire of 1666. Among his most ambitious projects was a set of plates of women's costumes, entitled Ornatus muliebris Anglicanus, or, The severall habits of English women from the nobilitie to the country woman (1640). He was prolific and engraved a wide range of subjects, producing nearly 2,800 prints, numerous watercolours and many drawings.

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D28357

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1647
NPG D28357

D30442

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1647
NPG D30442

D1324

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1647
NPG D1324

D3267

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1647
NPG D3267

D3268

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1647
NPG D3268

D31632

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Johannes Meyssens
etching, published 1649 or 1661
NPG D31632

D28360

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Johannes Meyssens
etching, published 1649 or 1661
NPG D28360

D18775

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, 1647
NPG D18775

D43361

Wenceslaus Hollar

by Lawless, after Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, late 18th century (1647)
NPG D43361