More on Wenceslaus Hollar
In May of 1636, the earl of Arundel invited Hollar to join the English diplomatic mission to the Emperor Ferdinand in Vienna. It remains unclear how Hollar had made Arundel's acquaintance, but we do know that Hollar recorded the journey of Arundel and his entourage in a series of over one hundred drawings and watercolors, most of which are still extant.
The young Czech artist's skills evidently made quite an impression on Arundel. And, at the end of 1636, he traveled to England to take up a position etching the works in Arundel's growing art collection.