The Fisher Library at the University of Toronto is privileged to be the third largest repository for the artistic works of Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) after Windsor Castle and the National Gallery Collection of Prints and Drawings in the artist's native Prague, the Czech Republic. The Library's Hollar collection was donated in 1972 by Dr. Sidney Fisher, who had begun assembling the etchings as a part of his efforts to reconstruct the London of Shakespeare's day. The Fisher library boasts some one hundred volumes containing original prints made from Hollar's plates, most dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In addition, the library is home to over 2500 individual prints representing the vast array of Hollar's artistic output in the several states in which they were originally created. The individual prints and a selection of the books are available online in the Wenceslaus Hollar Digital Collection.
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"Winter," Hollar flat 00001, box 8, folder 5; P609; Digital ID hollar_k_0670