View of Frankfurt and the Oder from the West
Pen and black ink, over black chalk, on paper.
7 1/16 x 12 7/16 inches (180 x 315 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mrs. Christian H. Aall.
Inscribed at top in black ink, "FRANCFORT an der Oder"; at right center, "Die Oder F1"; and at lower center, "weinbergen".
H.R.M. Howard (Lugt 1318); Patrick Allen Fraser; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 July 1931, part of lot 137; Halliday; Francis C. Springell, Prague and Keswick; his sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1986, lot 6, repr.
Francis Speinzels, Wenceslaus Hollar and His Drawings, Vienna, 1938, no. 291, pl. 30.
Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twenty-First Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984-1986. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1989, p. 348-349.
Probably made in connection with Hollar's undated etching of the siege of Frankfurt by Swedish troops, which took place in 1631.
Howard, H. R. M., former owner.
Fraser, Patrick Allen, former owner.
Halliday, former owner.
Springell, Francis C., former owner.
Aall, Christian H., Mrs., donor.