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Water. From The Four Elements.
[Fredrick de Wit?] c1647., [Amstelodami?] - Etching. Water from the Four Elements series. Trimmed at borders, very minor crease at center, no real affect to illustartion. Fine impression. Beautiful piece. Lettered at bottom right (Avont, no mention of Hollar). Mounted at top corners on larger paper. Illustrations: A little boy pouring water and fish from an urn into a pond; two other small boys at left, one holding a shell and the other one touching a fish in pond, some shells at right; Neptune and Amphitrite in right 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 women?s fashions. Citations: Hollstein 38-41. Pennington 524. New Hollstein R28.II (Hollar rejected). BM: 1855, 0310.39. Met Museum: 51.501.1398 (Hollar stated).
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