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Identification and Creation
Object Number
M13441
People
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian (Prague 1607 - 1677 London)
Title
Water Fowl
Other Titles
Alternate Title: The Waterbird
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1646
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/255935
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 8.5 × 11.4 cm (3 3/8 × 4 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • collector's mark: verso, black stamp: E De T. Bechtel [within a rectangular borderline; Edwin de T. Bechtel (Lugt 4707)]
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp: H surmounted by a roman cross [Hugh Melville Howard; Lugt 1280b]
  • inscription: in plate, lower left: WH[linked]ollar fecit, 1646
  • collector's mark: verso, black stamp: H. [followed by another letter? Probably H.W., Hermann Weber (Lugt 1383)]
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: P. 2160 / c 23217 / 1319 [in a circle] / 75 [in a circle] / 1 [in a circle]
Provenance
Hugh Melville Howard (Lugt 1280b). Edwin De Turck Bechtel (Lugt 4707), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1957
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
i/ii
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 912, Pennington 2160
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Edwin deT. Bechtel
Accession Year
1957
Object Number
M13441
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Les Marques de Collections de Dessins & d'Estampes, website, Fondation Custodia, 2015, under L. 4707

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