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Title Page from Diversae Insectorum

A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on ivory laid paper.

Date:

after 1644

Artist:

Wenceslaus Hollar
Bohemian, 1607-1677

About this artwork

A prolific and multitalented artist, Wenceslaus Hollar produced almost 3,000 etchings over the course of some 50 years, with subjects ranging from fashion and portraiture to architecture and landscape. This etching is the title page to a set of six scientific renderings of insects and other small creatures. Remarkable for their virtuosity and detail, the technical presentation of these works is most likely attributed to the invention of the microscope at the end of the 16th century.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Wenceslaus Hollar

Title

Title Page from Diversae Insectorum

Origin

Bohemia

Date

Made 1644–1652

Medium

Etching on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

116 × 181 mm (sheet, trimmed within platemark)

Credit Line

Joseph Brooks Fair Fund

Reference Number

1925.1529

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