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Title

Coronation of Charles II

1662

Artist

Wenceslaus Hollar

Czechoslovakia, England

13 Jul 1607 - 28 Mar 1677

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Wenceslaus Hollar

    Works in the collection

    13

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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