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Title

Coronation of Charles II

1662


Artist

Wenceslaus Hollar

Czechoslovakia, England

13 Jul 1607 - 28 Mar 1677


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey


Date

1662


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Dimensions

36.5 x 48.2 cm trimmed to platemark


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1940


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8506


Artist information

Wenceslaus Hollar

Works in the collection

13


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Nicholas Draffin (Curator), The bitten image: European etchings from the collection, Sydney, 1980, 8. no catalogue numbers