English Gentlewoman

From Wenzel Hollar’s Theatrum Mulierum, published in London in 1643. The lady wears what looks like a short cape and a hood over a petticoat and apron. She has a pair of gloves, possibly linen or leather against the cold and a purse hanging from her belt.

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One Comment to “English Gentlewoman”

  1. The item hanging from her belt is more likely to be a fan, they feature commonly in Hollar’s engravings. See The Winter Habit of an English Gentlewoman in high res. here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Wenceslas_Hollar_-_English_lady_in_winter_costume.jpg .

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