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Etching - Muff with a Brocade Band

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1954P53
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1647 - 1647

Maker Information

Artist:Wenceslaus Hollar - View biography for Wenceslaus Hollar


This is the second in a series of 'Muffs' dated between 1640 and 1647 and a major contribution to the history of printmaking. Furs had already been depicted in prints and paintings as accessories to portraiture but rarely shown as a still life object. Muffs were traditionally associated with women of fashion and sobriety in the seventeenth century, Hollar himself including muffs in a number of his fashion plates.

Presented by Trenchard Cox, 1954.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
School/Style:Still Life
Medium:Etching on laid paper.


Height:86 mm
Width:116 mm