Eminent Marine Artists Part VI Wenceslaus Hollar
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) was the most able etcher of his time. His etchings of shipping are accepted on all hands as most correct in their details. In the British Museum’s collections, there are a number of Hollar’s works dealing with naval subjects. These include the St James’ Day Battle (1666), together with a list of the English ships and captains present (three plates in total); the burning of 150 Dutch vessels and town of Ter Schelling (1666) with two accompanying plans and the engagement between the Mary Rose and seven Algerine men-of-war (1669) with the narrative printed below.