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The Assassination of Vasconcellos (December 1, 1640)

Wenceslaus Hollarca. 1640

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

Details

  • Title: The Assassination of Vasconcellos (December 1, 1640)
  • Creator: Wenceslaus Hollar
  • Date Created: ca. 1640
  • Subject Keywords: assassinations, death, European history
  • Object Type: Prints, works of art
  • Object Link: See this artwork on the Davison Art Center website
  • Object Credit Line: Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University. Gift of George W. Davison (B.A. Wesleyan 1892), 1940
  • Materials & Techniques: Etching on laid paper
  • Image Credit Line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University (http://www.wesleyan.edu/dac/openaccess)
  • Dimensions: 1677
  • Bibliography: Parthey 550; Pennington lists 2 states; “It is interesting that Hollar, exiled from Prague by the Holy Roman Emperor’s religious test, should have chosen this act of defiance of the Spanish crown’s centralizing authority at the other end of the empire to illustrate.” —M. Schultz
  • Associated People: Created by Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, 1607-1677)
  • Accession Number: 1940.D1.125

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