Hollar, Wenceslaus (1607-77; Bohemian)
Sleeping huntress
Etching & engraving, 15.1 x 21.5 cm (sheet)
Purchased, 1900 (advice of Bernard Hall)
National Gallery of Victoria (74-2)  

This print, bought for a small sum, is foxed. NGV 1905 describes it as drawn and engraved by Hollar alone, but the current NGV catalogue indicates that it was made by Hollar and Paulus Pontius.

* Pontius after van Dyck Dead Christ {1900} Loc? [PR] was bought at the same time, also on Hall’s advice.

Hollar was a prolific printmaker; the NGV catalogue lists over 100 further prints by him, acquired after 1905.


NGV 1905, p.121 (V.Buvelot Gallery, 2nd bay, no.22: as ‘Sleeping woman’) [£0/10/6] 

The NGV catalogue provides details and reproduction as noted above, listing it as the second of two states; with refs.: Parthey 277; Pennington 277 1/ii)

For Hollar, see also Bénézit 7, pp.226-27 and AKL 74 (2012), pp.268-70