Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
26.1 x 21.4 cm
Published for a series of etchings published to illustrate Ogilby's Fables. It comes from from one of the finest illustrated books of the 17th-century, and this series represents the best of Hollar's work as an illustrator.
In foreground a young man kneels before a naked woman who has hind legs & tail of cat. Behind, they are shown in 4-poster bed, with bride turning to chase a mouse that runs up the wall. Venus & Cupid in chariot in sky.
Wenceslaus Hollar was a prolific and accomplished Bohemian graphic artist of the 17th century, who spent much of his life in England. He is known to German speakers as Wenzel Hollar; and to Czech speakers as Václav Hollar Czech. He is particularly noted for his engravings and etchings.
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677); YOUNG MAN & CAT (!) - Master Engraving - 1666
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