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Young North Dutch girl around 1800 - engraving reproduced and digitally restored by © Norbert Pousseur


Engraving and text from The costume of the Netherlands
After drawings from Miss Semple - Ackermann London - 1817


Woman of north Holland.

This handsomely dressed female was a very pretty woman, the wife of a skipper.

Her cap was of fine lace, and the ornaments under it and on her forehead, gold, as well as her ear-rings and the chain round her neck : her white jacket was bound at the wrists with black velvet, and her petticoat was english chintz.

With ail this finery, she wore a black staff apron, but it is remarkable that the women in Holland do not scruple to wear common stuff or check aprons, with gold ear-rings, and rows of pearl or coral round their necks.


This is one of the rare portraits of a woman whose skirt is not plain, but decorated with floral designs. One wonders if it is not rather an embroidered fabric, as the Nordic and Eastern European countries did and still do. (Editor's notes)
Translated with DeepL


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This Dutch costume print can be zoomed in, the original measuring ~23x23 cm



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