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The Dramatic Image: Baroque Prints of the 17th Century

Wenceslaus Hollar
Czech, 1607–1677
After Pieter Boel
Flemish, 1622–1677

The Dead Hare

Etching, 1649
Museum purchase, 1984.31

Wenceslaus Hollar used very fine and densely packed lines to create the fur on his “portrait” of a dead hare. Hollar was particularly noted for his skill in the reproduction of furs, skins, and feathers in his etched images.The hare hangs by one leg as a hunting dog sniffs at its carcass. Song birds lie alongside and fill a basket behind.