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Woman with houpette on forehead turned to left

Series/Portfolio:
Women's heads framed in roundels Thirteen plates
Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Date:
1643
Medium:
Etching; second state of two
Dimensions:
Plate: 4 1/16 × 3 11/16 in. (10.3 × 9.4 cm) Sheet: 4 1/4 x 3 11/16 in. (10.8 x 9.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Van Horne Norrie, 1917
Accession Number:
17.34.8
Not on view
A woman with long curly hair, shown nearly half-length in three-quarter profile to left, wearing a houpette, veil, transparent shoulder wrap over low-cut laced bodice, trimmed with scalloped lace.
Inscription: Below left: ' W. Hollar fecit/ Londoni 1643.'

Marking: A. Freiherr von Lanna (Lugt 1836-1909); Herman Ohse (Lugt 1350); Graf F.J. von Enzenberg (Lugt 845)
Dr. Van Horne Norrie; Donor: Dr. Van Horne Norrie
Pennington 1944 ii/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar part II) 382 II/II
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982, cat. no. 1944 i/ii.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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