|Dimensions||Image 191 x 167 mm, Plate 94 x 170 mm, Sheet 188 x 277 mm|
A print from Hollar's series Amoenissimi aliquot locorum in diversis provinciis jacentium prospectu. The print shows the Rhine flowing near the city of Bonn (labelled bey Bonn.) The river is labelled Rhenus fl, and the castled hills in the distance Lewenburg, Drachenfels, and Godesberg. Two men with staves walk along the road at the right. A single masted barge sails by.
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 721 ii/iii
Ex. Col.: A. Freiherr von Lanna
Condition: Light foxing to sheet. Printed on watermarked paper. Von Lanna collectors mark on verso, L.2773.