Monday, 18 April 2011
Just a little note about sources of design - what I was going to say will keep for another day. Many authors cite sources of 17th century patterns, particularly those published by Peter Stent in London. However, not everyone knows that many of these pattern pages were drawn by the great Prague draughtsman, and one of my favourite artists, Wenceslas Hollar. Above you can see an example of his work. And if you click here, you can see some lovely engravings by Wenceslas Hollar in the Royal Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Click on each image for really lovely close-up viewing.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 21:32