|Published||[London. c. 1650]|
|Dimensions||Images 62 x 287 mm, Sheets 66 x 291 mm|
Three etched views of Kenilworth Castle, titled: The Prospect of Kenilworth Castle from the old parke on the South side thereof, / The prospect thereof upon Bull-hill neere the road from Cotshill towards Warwick, beeing the North-east side / The prospect thereof upon the road from Coventre towards Warwick, being the East side,.
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.
Pennington 986 i/iii
Ex. Col.: Richard Bull (1721-1805) MP and art collector.
Condition: Trimmed just outside of images. Tipped to an album page .