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Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)

A portrait of Wenceslaus Hollar holding an etched plate c. 1649

Etching | 16.0 x 11.3 cm (platemark) | RCIN 803469

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Hollar holds his etched plate of a painting of St Catherine (attributed to Raphael), then in the Arundel collection. On the table before him are etching needles, an engraving tool, a bottle of acid and other tools of his trade; in the distance is a view of his native city Prague.