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The Three Windmills

17th century
144 x 220 mm (5.7 x 8.7 in.)

Wenceslaus Hollar, Bohemian, (1607–1677)
After Jan Brueghel, the younger, Dutch (Flemish), (1601–1678)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Undescribed state (cf. Pennington first of two) with date 1651 and substitution
Print impression quality: Very good
Marks: Signed in plate, lower center: “W. Hollar fecit, 1651”; inscribed in plate, lower right: “Meyssens excudit”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: E. von Rath (Lugt 2721)
Bibliography: Parthey 1216; Parthey gives “C Galle excudi” as later state; Vertue 30 gives “1641. I: Meyssens excud.”
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1940
Accession Number: 1940.D1.136

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  • landscapes (representations) - Use for creative works that depict outdoor scenes where the picture is dominated by the configuration, visual and aesthetic, of the land, bodies of water, and natural elements. When the ocean or other large body of water dominates the picture, use "seascapes." For images that are more documentary than creative, prefer "views" or "topographical views." For actual areas of land having certain notable characteristics, use "landscapes (environments)." [January 1993 scope note added; related term added. April 1991 descriptor moved; lead-in term added; descriptor changed, was "landscapes"; alternate term changed, was 'landscape'.]
  • windmills

  • plate Dimensions: 144 x 220 mm (5.7 x 8.7 in.)

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