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A wide cup on ball feet

1646 (Etched)
Place of origin


Object details

Object type
TitleA wide cup on ball feet (Popular title)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Hans Holbein (after), 1 of 7 plates from a suite of 11 designs for vases or vessels, etched by Hollar after an original drawing by Holbein in the collection of the Earl of Arundel. Antwerp, 1646.
Physical description
  • Height: 167mm
  • Width: 120mm
Object history
Different plates from this suite were etched at different times and in different cities, in London and Antwerp between 1642-1646. The original Holbein drawings on which Hollar based his etchings, from the Arundel Collection, are now lost.
Bibliographic references
  • Parthey, G., Wenzel Hollar. Bescreibendes Verzeichniss seiner Kupferstiche, Berlin, 1853.
  • Pennington, R., A descriptive catalogue of the etched work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677, Cambridgeshire and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982, 2630.
  • de Jong, M. and de Groot, I., Ornamentprenten in het Rijksprentenkabinet I, 15de & 16de eeuw, ‘s-Gravenhage, 1988, 333.1-6.
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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