Apart from art collections, landscapes and important buildings, Hollar also had an interest in people. He was particularly keen on portraying women and their costumes. At the time, he published in England a cycle of prints of women’s costumes, his famous Four Seasons cycles, and a series of women’s heads rendered in circular formats. These works seem to have been in demand in much the same way as fashion magazines are today, as they mainly portrayed women of higher social status. This dark-haired lady is sometimes claimed to represent the wife of Charles I, Queen Henrietta Maria. The sheet belonges to the series of Women’s Heads in Circles.