• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)

    Jug with Arabesques (Pennington 2634)

    Price Realised  


    Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)
    Jug with Arabesques (Pennington 2634)
    etching, 1645, watermark Fool's Cap with seven-pointed Collar (dated circa 1639-1655 by Ash & Fletcher), a very fine impression of this rare etching, printing with subtle tone and sharp plate edges, with 4-6 mm. margins, a tiny rust spot with associated pinpoint hole in the lower margin, the tip of the upper left corner made-up, a few tiny pinpoint foxmarks, otherwise in very good, unpressed condition
    P. 153 x 113 mm., S. 163 x 123 mm.

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    F. Springell (b. 1898), Prague and England (cf. L. suppl. 1049a) (according to an inscription on the mount and without his mark).
    With Colnaghi's, London.

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