A Water Fowl
By HOLLAR, W[enceslaus] , 1646

[Print of a Water Fowl]

Natural History, Science & Medicine
  • Author: HOLLAR, W[enceslaus]
  • Publication date: 1646.
  • Physical description: Etching, trimmed to plate mark.
  • Dimensions: 188 by 193mm. (7.5 by 7.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 18305


Among the many prints of animals and nature made by Wenceslaus Hollar is an etching of a single water fowl. depicted from the side. The bird is shown squatting on the ground with its left foot extended. It has a long, thin and rather sharp-looking beak, and its eye is positioned on the side of its head. In the background a collection of trees and buildings, including a castle, are visible, their miniscule scale indicating extreme distance.


  1. NHG Hollar 912
  2. Pennington 2160
  3. RCIN 804520.