(Czechoslovakia, England 1607–1677)
36.5 x 48.2cm
Born in Pargue, Hollar enjoyed virtual monopoly as an etcher in England where there was no native tradition in etching. This print was commissioned for John Ogilby's 'The Entertainment of Charles II in His Passage Through the City of London to His Coronation' (1662). The setting is the choir of Westminster Abbey. The king is seated on a dais in the foreground and is also shown seated farther on, at the moment of being crowned.
Nicholas Draffin (Australia, b.1943, d.1995) (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Domain, 1980, 8. no catalogue numbers
The Bitten Image: European etchings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 19 Jul 1980–14 Sep 1980.
Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006.