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Identification and Creation
Object Number
R1341
People
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian (Prague 1607 - 1677 London)
Title
Head of a Cat
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Cat's Head ('This is a good cat who doesn't steal')
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1646
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/243710
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching printed on white wove paper, discolored to tan
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 18.2 × 13.2 cm (7 3/16 × 5 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, top: Dobrá kočzka která nemlsá
  • inscription: in plate, bottom: ßas ist eine gutte Khatz, die nicht Nascht,
  • inscription: in plate, lower left: WH[linked]ollar fecit / 1646
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Randall Collection accession stamp (Lugt 2130)] 1341
  • inscription: verso, graphite: P2109
Provenance
John Witt Randall, bequest to his sister.
Belinda Lull Randall, gift to Harvard University, 1892. sister of John Witt Randall
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 910, Pennington 2109
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Belinda L. Randall from the collection of John Witt Randall
Object Number
R1341
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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