Sunday, March 15, 2015

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)


We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) allow us to see the hairstyles & fashions being worn on the other side of the Atlantic during the early years of the English colonization of America. 

Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born English artist, 1607-1677) Portrait of a Woman 1641


2 comments:

  1. Why do you believe that this is an American woman? Others have called it "Portrait of a Dutch woman". Just curious.

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  2. I do not believe or state that this is an American woman, as you can see from my introduction to this image, "We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but the prints by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) allow us to see the hairstyles & fashions being worn on the other side of the Atlantic during the early years of the English colonization of America." I use this intro on most of these Hollar depictions of women.

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