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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Artist associated with 523 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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2906a

William Oughtred

copy by George Perfect Harding, after an engraving by Wenceslaus Hollar
watercolour, (1644)
NPG 2906a

D24232

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

attributed to Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, possibly 17th century
NPG D24232

D24233

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

possibly by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, possibly 17th century
NPG D24233

D18365

Aletheia (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, 1626
NPG D18365

D18366

Aletheia (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, 1626
NPG D18366

D18367

Aletheia (née Talbot), Countess of Arundel and Surrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
etching, 1626
NPG D18367

D25566

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

by Alexander Bannerman, after Wenceslaus Hollar, after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
line engraving, (1627)
NPG D25566

D21587

William Laud

probably by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D21587

D24287

Monument to John Colet in St. Paul's Cathedral

possibly by Wenceslaus Hollar
line engraving, possibly mid 17th century
NPG D24287

D24343

Hans Holbein the Younger

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, probably mid 17th century
NPG D24343

D25245

Richard Hooker

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid to late 17th century
NPG D25245

D25373

Monument to Sir Christopher Hatton

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, probably mid to late 17th century
NPG D25373

D25432

The Royal Exchange in London as built by Thomas Gresham

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, probably mid 17th century
NPG D25432

D26307

King Charles I

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26307

D26309

King Charles I

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26309

D26310

King Charles I

by Wenceslaus Hollar, sold by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26310

D26311

King Charles I

by Wenceslaus Hollar, sold by Peter Stent
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26311

D26312

King Charles I

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, mid 17th century
NPG D26312

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