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Hollar, Wenceslaus. After: Petrus van Avont.
Earth. Etching From The Four Elements.
[Amstelodami:]: [Frederick de Wit,], 1647.. Second state.. 20.5 x 14cm (print).. Etching. Earth from the Four Element series. Trimmed at borders, very minor rubbing at bottom corners, no real affect to print (see picture). Mounted at top corners, on larger paper. Beautiful piece. Lettered at bottom with artists and date. Earth; a young child handing a cornucopia to another, kneeling at right on a hill; a third child picking apples from a tree, and a fourth seated under the tree, farm workers harvesting corn in background. Hollar (1607-1677), Bohemian, active in London. One of the premier etchers and draftsmen of the 17th century, Wenceslaus Hollar is known for his landscape, architectural and topographical views, still lifes and depictions of womenÕs fashions. Pennington 525.II. Hollstein 942.II. BM: 1852, 0612.176.
Bookseller: Dark Parks Books & Collectibles [Harbor City, CA, U.S.A.]

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