Still Life with Muffs, a Scarf and Mask

Václav Hollar - engraver

Václav Hollar - engraver - Still Life with Muffs, a Scarf and Mask
The motif of muffs represents the height of Hollar’s graphic art. Not only did he display unprecedented mastery in his rendering of fur, but the still lifes with muffs represent an important moment of originality in Hollar’s oeuvre, which includes no other original still lifes despite its wide range of themes. He did a separate sheet featuring muffs as early as 1642, but did not turn his full attention to the theme until his later exile in Antwerp in 1644-1652.
measurements: height 82 mm
width 130 mm
in collections:
material: paper
technique: etching
inventory number: R 52484
gallery collection: Collection of Prints and Drawings