1607 Prague – London 1677
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Ornate Goblet on Feet of Masks 1646
Etching; 161 x 129 mm. From the series of ten etchings "Ornamental Designs" after Hans Holbein, 1645-1649
New Hollstein 825 (with wrong date)
Queen Henrietta MAria of France, Queen of England (after ANTHONY VAN DYCK) 1641
etching; 156 x 120 mm (6 1/8 x 4 11/16 inches)
Parthey 1537; New Hollstein 342 first state (of two)
A fine impression on an extremely well-preserved sheet, with wide margins all round.
Hollar never finished the plate for this print (the second state has merely the number 13 added at lower right). It is tempting to read the fact that he left the composition purposely unfinshed as Hollar’s hommage to van Dyck and his celebrated – and mostly unfinished – portrait etchings.