The trial of the Earl of Strafford
By HOLLAR, W[enceslaus], 1640
Parlamentum Londinense Abbildung Session des Parlaments zu Londen uber den Sententz des Grafen von Stafford.
- Author: HOLLAR, W[enceslaus]
- Publication place: [Frankfurt
- Publication date: 1650].
- Physical description: Etched print.
- Dimensions: 285 by 312mm. (11.25 by 12.25 inches). Plate size: 260 by 280mm.
- Inventory reference: 18337
Hollar’s print shows the packed House of Lords during Stafford’s trial, with a 25-point alphabetical key identifying various figures and features shown, such as the king’s “Seate of State”, “P. the Earls, Q. the Viscounts, R. the Barons, S. the Knights”, and naturally “V. the Earle of Strafford”, standing in a raised box and facing away towards the top of the House. Interestingly, the clerks seems to be making their notes on the floor.
The present example is the third state, which is based on the second state, included in the ‘Theatrum Europaeum’ of J.P. Abelin published in Frankfurt in 1643. Abelin added a German title above the print, in which the defendant is named Earl “Stafford” rather than Strafford. This example, adds ‘Parlamentum Londinense’ above the German title and is from the second volume of J.P. Lotichius’ ‘Rerum Germanicarum’, published in Frankfurt in 1650.
- Pennington 551iii.