The trial of the Earl of Strafford
By HOLLAR, W[enceslaus], 1640
Abbildung Session des Parlaments zu Londen uber den Sententz des Grafen von Stafford.
- Author: HOLLAR, W[enceslaus]
- Publication place: [Frankfurt
- Publication date: 1643].
- Physical description: Etched print.
- Dimensions: 270 by 300mm. (10.75 by 11.75 inches). Plate size: 254 by 275mm.
- Inventory reference: 18625
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 second state, which was 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.
- New Hollstein German 330 I
- Pennington 551ii.