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A view of Struden on the Danube: 2072

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


A view of Struden on the Danube


Draughtsman: Hollar, Wenceslaus




History note: Charles Ricketts and Charles Shannon; on loan to the Museum from 1933-37

Legal notes

The Ricketts and Shannon Collection. Bequeathed by Charles Shannon, 1937

Measurements and weight

Height: 57 mm
Width: 168 mm

Relative size of this object

16.8 m5.7 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Shannon, Charles Haslewood


Production date: AD 1636

School or Style

Prague school

Materials used in production

Brown ink
Brown wash
Blue-grey wash

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Pen and brown ink, blue-grey and brown wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Danubius (by the artist)
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Strudl. (by the artist)
  • Location: Top centre
  • Text: N.26
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Ink
  • Text: Wencelaus Hollar
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Identification numbers

Accession number: 2072
Primary reference Number: 5939
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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