Winter From the cycle The Four Seasons as Full-Length Female Figures

Wenceslaus Hollar - engraver

Wenceslaus Hollar - engraver - Winter From the cycle The Four Seasons as Full-Length Female Figures
Another four seasons cycle, published in 1643-1644 and featuring full-length female figures, can be seen as Hollar’s best. Like in earlier series, each season is accompanied by a short poetic text, probably written by the poet Henry Pecham, who also worked at Arundel’s court in London. Hollar’s well-known cycle depicts women in scenes set in the English countryside or London with charming genre motifs. This work represents the height of his mastery of rendered materials.
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measurements: height 242 mm
width 179 mm
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material: paper
technique: etching
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inventory number: R 50660
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings
licence: Creative Commons License public domain