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Hampton Court and a sundial; a leaf from a sketchbook, distant view of the Palace, looking NW along the Thames, to the left, three gazebos in the gardens; below, a separate study of a sundial composed of a pile of books surmounted by a figure of Time
Metalpoint on white-prepared paper
- Production date
- 1618 (c.)
Height: 106 millimetres
Width: 114 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This sheet came from a (now dispersed) sketchbook of silverpoint drawings which probably belonged to Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel. On the basis of this provenance, the sketches were attributed to Hollar by Popham in 1927, a suggestion that was rejected by Sprinzel but accepted by Croft-Murray. Hollar's authorship has since been discredited by Altena, who gave the drawings to Jacques de Gheyn III, dating them to the artist's stay in England in 1618.
For another leaf from the same sketchbook, see 1850,0223.191 and 1886,0513.3.
Literature: A.E. Popham, 'Wenceslaus Hollar', in Old Master Drawings (1927), pp.29-30 (as Wenceslaus Hollar); An van Camp in 'Drawing in Silver and Gold: from Leonardo to Jasper Johns' Princeton and Oxford, 2015, p. 154, pl. 68; Joanna Russell, Judith Rayner and Jenny Bescoby, ' Northern European Metalpoint Drawings: technical examination and analysis', London, 2016, p. 23, 63.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1934 BM, Exhibition of English Art, no.403a
2015 May-Jul, Washington, National Gallery of Art, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
2015 10 Sep-6 Dec, London, British Museum, 'Drawing in Silver and Gold'
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