Thursday, August 27, 2015

17C Woman - Henrietta Maria riding side-saddle

We have few depictions of women in the 17C British American colonies, but contemporary European prints 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. 

Jean Leblond 1605-1666 Henrica Maria,  Jérôme David (Print made by) Henrietta Maria on horseback, riding side-saddle, holding a fan and the reins, with wide hat