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Creator:
Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607–1677, Bohemian
Title:
A View from St. Mary's, Southwark, Looking Towards Westminster
Date:
ca. 1638
Medium:
Pen and black ink over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 1/8 × 12 1/8 inches (13 × 30.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.5548
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
buildings | cityscape | trees
Associated Places:
England | Europe | London | Southwark | United Kingdom
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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The Image of London (Barbican Art Gallery, 1987-08-06 - 1987-10-18)

Searching for Shakespeare (National Portrait Gallery, 2006-03-02 - 2005-05-29)

Searching for Shakespeare (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-06-23 - 2006-09-17)

Paul Mellon's Legacy : A Passion for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-04-18 - 2007-07-29)

Remembering Shakespeare (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012-02-01 - 2012-06-04)

Publications:
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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

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

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

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10185
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