de nieuwe snede

the new cut – 16th century material culture in the low countries

After reading and translating selections from Textiel in Context I sought out the entire inventory of  Oude Maria Dircsdochter, sometimes referred to as Maritgen Dircksdochter. She was a miller’s widow who died in 1578. In 1579 her estate was drawn up. The Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen published her inventory in 1986 with scholarly articles on the items in her inventory. The book, Huisraad van een molenaarsweduwe, is in Dutch with brief English summaries of the articles. Most of the information about Maria and her life come from the English summaries of the articles. The PDF of my translation is available here.


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