Four Turkeys by a Fence (after Francis Barlow) from 'Diversae Avium Species' by Wenceslaus Hollar

Four Turkeys by a Fence (after Francis Barlow) from Diversae Avium Species by Wenceslaus Hollar

Four Turkeys by a Fence (after Francis Barlow) from 'Diversae Avium Species'

Wenceslaus Hollar

Title

Four Turkeys by a Fence (after Francis Barlow) from 'Diversae Avium Species'

 
Artist
Year
1654 -58 
Technique
etching 
Image Size
4 15/16 x 7 5/16" image 
Signature
beneath image: "W. Hollar fect." 
Edition Size
not applicable 
Annotations
engraved below image: "F. Barlow pinxit" In pencil on verso: unreadable large numbers and "383" 
Reference
British Museum 1997,0928.14.47 
Paper
antique, antique-white laid 
State
i/ii, before the top and bottom corner borders are joined 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
20736 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This etching of four turkeys was done by Wenceslaus Hollar between 1654 and 1658. It is etched from a painting by the British painter Francis Balrlow and published in 1658 in "Diversae avium species studiosissime ad vitam delineatae per Fra: Barlow insignissim[um] Anglum pictorem."

This impression is from the first state of two, before the top and bottom corner borders are joined. There is an impression of this state in the British Museum.