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Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607–1677

A View from St. Mary's, Southwark, Looking Towards Westminster

ca. 1638
Pen and black ink over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 5 1/8 × 12 1/8 inches (13 × 30.8 cm)

Inscribed in artist's hand in graphite and brown ink, upper center: "<East Part> West part o Southwark toward Westminster"; inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, "23 10 | 18 12 | 120 | 3 | 63 | 228 2/1"

Fragment, unidentified.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buildings | cityscape | trees
Associated Places:
England | Europe | London | Southwark | United Kingdom
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IIIF Manifest:

Remembering Shakespeare (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012-02-01 - 2012-06-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Searching for Shakespeare (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-06-23 - 2006-09-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Searching for Shakespeare (National Portrait Gallery, 2006-03-02 - 2006-05-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

The Image of London (Barbican Art Gallery, 1987-08-06 - 1987-10-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Tarnya Cooper, Searching for Shakespeare, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2006, pp. 92-3, no. 21, PR2929 .C66 2006 + Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Tim Fitzpatrick, Pursuing Hollar's Sketch of the Second Globe Playhouse, Performing Arts Resources, vol. 28, 2011, pp. 32-39, V2367 Full Text is also Available Online (Orbis); images are not avaiable on line [ORBIS]

National Gallery in Prague, Wenceslaus Hollar: Drawing, 1607-1677, [Prague], p. 299, cat. 46, NJ18.H73 V65 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 2, no. 5, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Edward Rothstein, The Great Reinvention of that Sceptred Isle, New York Times, March 23, 2012, Available Online (ORBIS) [ORBIS]

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