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 Wenceslas Hollar

Wenceslas Hollar

Birth
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death 25 Mar 1677 (aged 69)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Southwark, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 5624 · View Source
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Artist and engraver who died in poverty. His last words were addressed to the bailiffs asking them not to remove his bed.


Inscription

WENCESLA HOLLAR
EXILE FROM BOHEMIA-ARTIST IN ENGLAND

1607 - 1677

THE WORKS OF NATURE AND OF MEN
BY THEE PRESERVED TAKE LIFE AGAIN
AND EV'N THY PRAGUE SERENELY SHINES
SECURE FROM RAVAGE IN THY LINES
IN JUST RETURN THIS MARBLE FRAME
WOULD ADD SOME AGES TO THY NAME
TOO FRAIL ALAS! 'TIS FORCED TO OWN
THY SHADOWS WILL OUTLAST THE STONE
GEORGE VERTUE 1745


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Jun 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5624
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wenceslas Hollar (13 Jul 1607–25 Mar 1677), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5624, citing Southwark Cathedral, Southwark, London Borough of Southwark, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .