The Prospect of London and Westminster taken from Lambeth

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 - 1677)

Etching (four joined sheets)

c.1697
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road
  • About the artist
    Wenceslaus Hollar, draughtsman and etcher, was born in Prague; the son of an official. It is thought he had no formal training. He left Prague at 20 and resided in Stuttgart (1627-29), Strasbourg (1629-30), Frankfurt-am-Main (1631) and Cologne (1632-38), where Abraham Hogenberg published his portraits and views of Prague and the Dutch coast. Thomas Howard, Second Earl of Arundel, met Hollar in Cologne and returned to London with him in 1636. He produced prints of works in the Earl’s collection and married a servant to the Earl’s wife. He moved to Antwerp in 1644, returning in 1651/52. In 1669 he was the official artist on an embassy to Tangier with Lord Henry Howard, which resulted in two series of etchings. He died in Westminster aged 70.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Prospect of London and Westminster taken from Lambeth
    Date
    c.1697
    Medium
    Etching (four joined sheets)
    Dimensions
    height: 37.50 cm, width: 161.20 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, 2017
    Provenance
    Bequest of Sir Ernest Clark to the Inland Revenue, 1951 (received 1972); transferred to GAC, 2017
    GAC number
    10389