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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G1929
People
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian (Prague 1607 - 1677 London)
Title
Head of a Young Black Boy in Profile to Right in an Oval
Other Titles
Former Title: Head of a Black Boy
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1635
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/273119
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 8.1 × 6.3 cm (3 3/16 × 2 1/2 in.)
sheet: 8.7 × 6.8 cm (3 7/16 × 2 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, various graphite inscriptions: x / [erased and illegible] P. 2005//g.gs. [erased and illegible]
  • inscription: in plate, lower right spandrel: W. Hollar inu:/ 1635
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 1929
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 147, Pennington 2005
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G1929
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Exhibition History

Africans in Black and White: Images of Blacks in 16th- and 17th-Century Prints, W. E .B. Du Bois Institute, Rudenstine Gallery, Cambridge, 09/02/2010 - 12/03/2010

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