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  • Museum number

    1868,0822.544

  • Description

    Dark fur double muff with black half-mask over white kerchief with lace border lying diagonally on a white surface, from top left to bottom r. c.1642
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1642 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 58 millimetres
    • Width: 88 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below left "W. Hollar fecit".
  • Curator's comments

    See R. Godfrey, 'Wenceslaus Hollar: A Bohemian Artist in England', New Haven and London, 1994, no. 92E.

  • Bibliography

    • Pennington 1949 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein 384 (Hollar) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0822.544

  • Additional IDs

    • 2005,u.38
Black half-mask over white kerchief with lace border, half-covering dark fur double muff lying diagonally on a white surface, from top l to bottom r.  c.1642
Etching

Black half-mask over white kerchief with lace border, half-covering dark fur double muff lying diagonally on a white surface, from top l to bottom r. c.1642 Etching

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