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Last NameHollar    
Given NameWenzel    
alt. NamesW. H. ; Wenceslaus Hollar / Václav H. ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1607 in Prague    
Year died1677    
Place of deathLondon    
Father's occupationboehmian upper middle-class civic official    
Relatives    
Educationpupil of ->Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) in Frankfurt ;    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forThomas Sprat (1667) ; Christopher Wren ; Francis Barlow: Birds Beasts (1775) & Multae avium (1658) ; Several Wayes of Hunting, Hawking & Fishing acc.to Engl. Manner (1671) ;    
PatronageEarl of Arundel ; Earl of York ; Charles I ;publishing house of Peter Stent ;    
Collaboratorsartist -> Leonardo da Vinci ; artist Francis Barlow ; cartographer John Ogilby ; cosmographer of Charles II ; surveyor William Morgan ;    
Techniquesnatural, botanical, ornithological, zoological, technical, and topographical copper engraving, color plates, etching, and drawing    
Sample(s)http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wenzel_Hollar ; http://link.library.utoronto.ca/hollar/    
Archival sourcesCodex Arundel ; British Museum Natural History ; Univ. of Toronto Libraries http://link.library.utoronto.ca/hollar/    
Published sourcesG. Parthey: W. H. Beschreibung & Verzeichnis seiner Kupferstiche (1853) ; Sawyer 1971: 160 ; R. Pennington: Cat Etched Works W. H. ; Dance 1989: 178f. ; Jackson 1989 ; C. J. Schüler: Die kartographierte Stadt (Paris 2011: 157) ; C. E. Jackson: Fish in Art (London 2012: 189) ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Geck 1982: 51 ;    
otherBohemian engraver, Europe travels. 400 drawings, > 3.000 engravings and < 2700 etchings known; Anita McConnell: A Survey of the Networks Bringing a Knowledge of Optical Glass-Working to the London Trade, 1500-1800, online version 2017 at http://www.sites.hps.cam.ac.uk/whipple/explore/astronomy/glassmonograph/ p.31;    
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