(Czechoslovakia, England 13 Jul 1607 – 28 Mar 1677)
11.0 x 20.3 cm platemark; 12.1 x 21.8 cm sheet
This etching was made in Antwerp where Hollar had moved in 1644 to escape the English Civil War. The depiction of fur had rarely been attempted in prints, although it was frequently the subject of portrait painters. Hollar etched an entire series of fur muffs, arranged into still-life groups, which have undeniably sensual, even sexual, implications.
Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 8. no catalogue numbers
Peter Raissis, Look, 'Early European works on paper', pg.20-23, Newtown, Aug 2014, 23 (illus.).
The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006
European prints and drawings 1500-1900, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Aug 2014–02 Nov 2014