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  • Description

    A muff in five views of half light, half dark fur, seen on a woman's arm, lightly sketched; copy in reverse after Hollar.

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  • Date

    • 1645-1700 (c.)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 90 millimetres
    • Width: 141 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

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        Lettered in lower right corner: "Hollar fec: GB cop".
  • Curator's comments

    See Q,5.609 and 1868,0822.546 for two impressions of Hollar's etching.

  • Bibliography

    • Pennington 1952 (copy) bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein 796.I (Hollar; copy) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British Post-binder

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    Prints & Drawings

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