|Artist||Wenceslaus Hollar after Edward Mascall|
|Dimensions||Image 160 x 269 mm, Plate 167 x 275 mm, Sheet 195 x 333 mm|
From Volume II of William Dugdale's Monasticon Anglicanum or The History of the Ancient Abbies, and Other Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches, in England and Wales With Divers French, Irish and Scotch Monasteries Formerly Relating to England (1661).
Depiction of the ruins of St. Mary's Priory, Gisburn, Lancashire, with Bruce family coat of arms in upper right, and dedication to Thomas Bruce, Earl of Elgin beneath.
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) left his native Prague in 1627. He spent several years travelling and working in Germany before his patron, the Earl of Arundel brought him to London in 1636. During the civil wars, Hollar fought on the Royalist side, after which he spent the years 1644-52 in Antwerp. Hollar's views of London form an important record of the city before the Great Fire of 1666. He was prolific and engraved a wide range of subjects, producing nearly 2,800 prints, numerous watercolours and many drawings.
Edward Mascall was a British artist active in the mid-seventeenth century. He is best known for his portraits of Oliver Cromwell, and a portrait of the Royalist soldier and politician George Monck (now in All Souls College, Oxford).
New Hollstein 1774, Pennington 974
Condition: Professionally repaired tear to lower left of sheet.