[40] See Sturtewagen, ‘Respectably Dressed’, 157. In addition to her own data, she notes that Wim Mertens’ article on black clothing among seventeenth-century upper middle class and urban elite in Antwerp demonstrates the presence of black clothing in most households, and often in much larger portions than any other colour. See Wim Mertens, “Black-dyed textiles in Antwerp Households, 1600-1650,” in Black (exhibition catalogue).