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Identification and Creation
Object Number
G1900
People
Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian (Prague 1607 - 1677 London)
After Adriaen van de Venne, Dutch (Delft 1589 - 1662 The Hague)
Title
Adriaen van de Venne
Other Titles
Series/Book Title: Image de divers hommes desprit sublime (Antwerp, 1649)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1646
Culture
British
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/274305
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Etching printed in black ink on white antique laid paper
Technique
Etching
Dimensions
plate: 16.5 × 11.6 cm (6 1/2 × 4 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: in plate, lower margin: ADRIAEN VĀN VENNE / Natieff de Delft en l'an 1599 a pris son Commençement aupres de Simon Valck / a leyden et de la chez Ieronimus van Disk, Excellent Paintre en blanc et noir quitant / son Maistre, s'est exercé de telle facon en son estude quil a faict des Chefs dieuures pour / le Roy de Denemercq ausi Son Altesse le Prince d'Orange a des belles Chose de sa main / et Beaucoup d'autres Princes, et grandes Seigneurs, mais ces plus belles œuures on esté / en blancq et noyr il est bon poete cet quon trōue per ces livres qui il a faict il tient / sa Residence ala Haye, / A: van Vien pinxit, W: Hollar fecit I Meyssens excudit.
  • inscription: lower right corner, graphite: P. 1514
  • collector's mark: verso, purple stamp with graphite numbering within: [Gray Collection accession stamp (Lugt 4836)] 1900
  • watermark: Strasbourg lily
  • inscription: verso, graphite: P 1514 I
Provenance
Francis Calley Gray, bequest to nephew, 1856.
William Gray, gift to Harvard University, 1857.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
State
ii/v
Standard Reference Number
New Hollstein 1060, Pennington 1514
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of William Gray from the collection of Francis Calley Gray
Object Number
G1900
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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