Thursday, May 17, 2018

17C Woman by Wenceslaus Hollar (European-born mostly English artist, 1607-1677)

Wenceslaus Hollar (Czech artist, 1607-1677) Mrs Killigrew. 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. We even have paintings of Mrs. Killigrew.
Anthony Van Dyke Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew (1615-1686)  Mary Hill and her husband had 7 children.  She is depicted here holding roses, the symbol of a happily married lady.
Artist unknown, Mary Hill, Lady Killigrew (1615-1686)