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Unknown Woman

Etcher:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Artist:
After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Sitter:
Formerly identified as Catherine of Aragon (Castille 1485–1536)
Date:
1647
Medium:
Etching and drypoint; second state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 15/16 × 4 1/8 in. (12.5 × 10.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Accession Number:
51.501.2108
Not on view
Portrait of a young woman, nearly half-length to front; wearing a head-dress decorated with pearls, veil, and short fur waistcoat over brocaded bodice; in a roundel; after Hans Holbein the Younger
Inscription: Lettered below image: 'HHolbein pinxit, W: Hollar fecit, ex Collectione Arundeliana, Ao. 1647.'

Marking: Album sheet with numbers '263', Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Pennington 1549 ii/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part III) III/IV
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

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



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