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Virgo Basiliensis: P.1716-1991

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Virgo Basiliensis
Translated as: Young woman of Basle
Theatrum Mulierum
Aula Veneris


Printmaker: Hollar, Wenceslaus




History note: Sir Francis Seymour Haden (Lugt 1227), perhaps included in the 15 June and four following days 1891 sale, Sotheby's, London

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


Production date: AD 1644



School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Sheet Height 120 mm Width 85 mm
Plate Height 93 mm Width 59 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W. Hollar fecit 1644
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Virgo Basiliensis.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: 1862
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite

Inscription present: Lugt 1227

  • Text: Seymour Haden
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Black ink
  • Type: Stamp

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1716-1991
Primary reference Number: 85962
Parthey: 1862
Pennington: 1862 I/II
Lugt: 1227
The New Hollstein (German): 590
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 28 January 2023 Last processed: Saturday 28 January 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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