Original Author: Wenceslaus Hollar
Created: 1643
Medium: Etching and engraving

Mulier Anglica habitans in Pago.

This 1643 etching, titled in Latin Mulier Anglica habitans in Pago (An English woman resident in the village), gives a detailed look at the costume of an ordinary woman in England. This same manner of dress was replicated in seventeenth-century colonial America. The woman, shown walking in profile, wears a wide-brimmed hat, a bodice with a collar around her neck, and an apron over her long skirt. This image was created by the Bohehmian-born artist Wenceslaus Hollar who spent much of his life in England.