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Muffs

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0822.545

  • Title (series)

    • Muffs
  • Description

    A group of muffs; articles of dress laid on a table including muffs, two kerchiefs with lace borders, muff with brocade round centre, gloves, feather whisk, half-mask, pin cushion and fan. 1647
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1647
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 107 millimetres
    • Width: 202 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below centre "WHollar fecit Aqua forti 1647" and towards right"Antuerpiæ".
  • Curator's comments

    From a series of six plates of muffs by Hollar, dating from between 1645 and 1647 (New Hollstein 794-799).

  • Bibliography

    • Pennington 1951 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein 799 (Hollar) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0822.545

  • Additional IDs

    • 2005,u.40
Articles of dress laid on a table including muffs, two kerchiefs with lace borders, muff with brocade round centre, gloves, feather whisk, half-mask, pin cushion and fan.  1647
Etching

Articles of dress laid on a table including muffs, two kerchiefs with lace borders, muff with brocade round centre, gloves, feather whisk, half-mask, pin cushion and fan. 1647 Etching

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