Václav Hollar and the Art of Drawing
National Gallery Prague – Kinský Palace (Národní galerie Praha – palác Kinských), Staroměstské náměstí 12, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
- Fri 4. 10. 2019 – Sun 5. 1. 2020
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 Prague – 1677 London) has mainly been presented at exhibitions and in books as a graphic artist, but less as a draughtsman. This exhibition will be the first to focus almost exclusively on his drawings, their artistic quality and significance enhanced by the comparison of Hollar’s artworks with those by his predecessors, contemporaries and followers, such as Joris Hoefnagel, Matthäus Merian the Elder, Rembrandt van Rijn, Lambert Doomer or Francis Place and others. On display will also be several prints and paintings by the artists, who had a relationship to Hollar’s work. The exhibition will present a number of first-quality artworks loaned from major European collections, such as the British Museum in London, Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin, the Albertina in Vienna and many other museums and private collections.