Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ruhrort

Series/Portfolio:
River views of Germany and the low countries, set of 12
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1642–44
Medium:
Etching, second state of three (NH)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 1 3/4 × 6 7/16 in. (4.5 × 16.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hartshorne, 1918
Accession Number:
18.48.1-8
Not on view
View of the castle and houses of Ruhrort on the left bank of the meandering river Rhine; figures in a boat in foreground. One of a set of 12 views in Germany, formerly in an album, now disbound. According to Vertue, these prints based on drawings made in 1632 when Hollar made a Rhine journey from Cologne.
Inscription: 'Roer flu' in water; 'Roorort' in sky; in foreground 'Rhenus flu'; in lower left corner a partially erased '6'.
Robert Hartshorne (American); Donor: Robert Hartshorne (American)
Pennington 770 i/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part II) 473 II/III
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Richard T. Godfrey Wenceslaus Hollar: A Bohemian Artist in England Exh. cat., New Haven and London. 1994.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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