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The man who drew London : Wenceslaus Hollar in reality and imagination

Author: Gillian Tindall
Publisher: London : Pimlico, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hollar was the artist/engraver who drew London before and after the Great Fire of 1666. He was in exile with the royalists in Antwerp and returned to England ahead of Charles II, where he continued to make his unique and invaluable record of London during a time of catastrophe and great change.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wenceslaus Hollar; Wenceslaus Hollar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Tindall
ISBN: 0712667571 9780712667579
OCLC Number: 52878545
Notes: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2002.
Description: xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Gillian Tindall.
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The seventeenth-century London Wenceslaus Hollar knew is now largely destroyed or buried. It is a carefully researched factual account, but she has also employed her novelist's skill to form an  Read more...

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