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Fireworks at Hemissem

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Fireworks at Hemissem

ca. 1650-1651
17th century

Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian, (1607–1677)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
Marks: Inscribed in plate: “4 Bene ominatum diei solennitatem nocturna faces ignesque votiuj coronant, quibus accedit reliquus multiplex apparatus, ad exhilarandos tum E. E. D. D., tum spectantium omnium animos.” Inscribed in pencil on verso: “P. 566 - Count de la Tour / fireworks in Hemmisse.”
Marks: Watermark: Crowned shield with fleur-de-lys mentioned in dealer invoice but not readily visible
Bibliography: Pennington 566; Parthey 566.
Credit Line: Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 2005
Accession Number: 2005.3.1

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  • fireworks (visual works) - Pictorial or ornamental displays of light, sound, or smoke created using explosive equipment typically consisting of a paper case containing combustible material, an oxidizing agent, and sometimes a metal salt for coloring. For the explosive devices, use "fireworks (explosive equipment)." [March 1994 descriptor added.]
  • night scenes

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