• Old Master, Decorative, Modern auction at Christies

    Sale 5867

    Old Master, Decorative, Modern and Contemporary Prints

    16 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 56

    Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)

    London Views (Pennington 907-910)

    Price Realised  

    Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)
    London Views (Pennington 907-910)
    the complete set of four etchings, including Royal Exchange, Tower of London, Covent Garden and St Mary Overy, all on laid paper, one with Strasbourg Lily watermark (P. 907), each second state of two, with the numbers in the lower margins (Pennington records a further four similar London views, recorded as P. 1037-1040, originally longer in length, but subsequently cut down to make a set of eight), all with remains of hinging tape at the top corners, some pale time staining, other minor defects, otherwise in good condition
    P. 150 x 260 mm., S. 158 x 266 mm. (and similar) (4)


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    Provenance

    Fürstlich Waldburg-Wolfegg'sches Kupferstichkabinett (L. 2542) (P. 907, 908, 910)