[Print of an African woman in profile]
- Author: HOLLAR, W[enceslaus]
- Publication place: [Antwerp]
- Publication date: 1645.
- Physical description: Etching, trimmed to platemark.
- Dimensions: 60 by 45mm. (2.25 by 1.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 18279
In 1645, after his escape from the Parliamentary forces that had captured him as part of the Royalist regiment and his return to Antwerp, Hollar published a number of portraits, the most remarkable of which show three diasporic African people. The present image shows an African woman in profile wearing a simple bonnet and broad white collar. Unfortunately almost all the subjects of Hollar’s portraits remain anonymous.
- NHG Hollar 813
- Pennington 2007.
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