|Published||London, c. 1670|
|Dimensions||Image 58 x 137 mm, Sheet 62 x 138 mm|
An engraved view of the ruins of Pemsey Castle in foreground left with two ships in the English Channel on the right.
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 931 ii/iii
Condition: Trimmed just outside of image top and bottom and just outside plate on the bottom. A couple of marks in the image. Tipped to an album page.