Daniel Good Rare Books and Engravings
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677); The DOG IN THE MANGER - Master Engraving - 1666 - Fable
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
29.4 x 21.2 cm
Published for a series of etchings published to illustrate Ogilby's Fables. It comes from from one of the finest illustrated books of the 17th-century, and this series represents the best of Hollar's work as an illustrator.
A dog sitting at right in a manger below a hay rack in a farm building, snarling at an ox, approaching with a peasant, holding a stick in his lifted hand;
Wenceslaus Hollar was a prolific and accomplished Bohemian graphic artist of the 17th century, who spent much of his life in England. He is known to German speakers as Wenzel Hollar; and to Czech speakers as Václav Hollar Czech. He is particularly noted for his engravings and etchings.
Signed and dated in plate.
Minor scuff to left margin, backed. Small ink spot.