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Drachenfelß / Amoenissimæ aliquot locorum

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Q,4.262

  • Title (object)

    • Drachenfelß

    Title (series)

    • Amoenissimæ aliquot locorum
  • Description

    Drachenfels; castle on top of hill rising steeply from river at left, tower on hill beyond at right; covered single-masted barge steered with sweep in the foreground at left; view of Bonn in the background at left. Plate 16. 1635
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1635
  • Production place

    • Published in: Cologne term details
    • (Europe,Germany,North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany),Cologne (region),Cologne (city))
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 60 millimetres
    • Width: 94 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title "Drachenfelß" and numbered below left "16". Text within image at left "Bonn".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see Q,4.247.

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein 128 (Hollar) bibliographic details
    • Pennington 710 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Exhibition history

    1993/4 Dec-April, Sheffield, Graves AG, Wenceslaus Hollar: 1607-1677

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Q,4.262

Castle on top of hill rising steeply from river at l, tower on hill beyond at r; covered single-masted barge steered with sweep in the foreground at l; view of Bonn in the background at l.  1635
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Castle on top of hill rising steeply from river at l, tower on hill beyond at r; covered single-masted barge steered with sweep in the foreground at l; view of Bonn in the background at l. 1635 Etching

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