Galerie Japankunst & Kunstantiquariat Monika Schmidt - Munich

Gallery for original Japanese Woodblock Prints, Woodblock Books, and Paintings from the 18th to 20th century &
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Hollar: SpringHollar: Spring
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Hollar: SummerHollar: Summer
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Hollar: AutumnHollar: Autumn
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Hollar: WinterHollar: Winter
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Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

Title: Ver – Spring/ Aestas – Summer / Autumnus -Autume / Hyems – Winter

Artist: Wenzel (Wenceslaus) Hollar (Prague 1607 - London 1677)

Series of 4 etchings of beautiful women representing the four seasons with poems in Latin and English. London 1641, signature on each sheet: W. Hollar inv. 1641.

Spring - Ver: Lady dressed in an elegant gown with an extravagant lace collar, next to her a bouquet with spring flowers. This beautiful dress equals nearly exactly the gown in Rembrandts painting of Agata Bas (since 1641 part of the Royal Collection).

Summer - Aestas: Lady in a fashionable silken dress, holding her gloves and a fan.

Autumn - Autumnus: Lady in a dark dress with a white lace collar standing next to a richly filled fruit bowl, holding an apple.

Winter - Hyems: Lady dressed in a fashionable dark silken gown with a white collar, she is holding an expensive fur muff and next to her on the windowsill a fur stole.

Size: c. 25,7 cm x c. 19 cm

Strong impression with slim margins (3-4 cm), evenly toned due to old age, slight paper loss at the edges, altogether in very good condition.
Lit.: Parthey/ Pennington 610-613

€ 2.800,-