Collection Hollar flat 00001 - The boxed Hollar etchings

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CA OTUTF Hollar flat 00001


The boxed Hollar etchings


  • 1630-1660 (Creation)

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22 boxes of textual material

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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) set the standard of artistic and technical achievement that many later engravers attempted to emulate. In every area Hollar's work stands out as a source of information on common life in 17th century Europe. It ranges from topography and landscapes, to depictions of local dress from a variety of regions. Born in Prague, he lived and worked in London, where his views of the city form an invaluable record of its appearance before the Great Fire of 1666.

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Original Hollar etchings of biblical and religious scenes, mythology, history, allegory, plans and views, portraits, caricatures, flora and fauna, monuments, coats of arms, ornaments, coins and medals.

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No restrictions on access. Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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