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Het Schilder-Boeck

Haarlem: Paschier van Wesbusch, 1604


Coll.: Richard Heber (1773-1833, with inscription as to his purchase from [Hope?] for £5.12.6); Archibald Philip, 5th Earl of Rosebery and Midlothian (1847-1929); Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston (their cat. 106, no. 40), from whom purchased by MFA, March 17, 1996.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund

Het Leven der oude antijcke doorluchtighe Schilders (The Lives of the Ancient Painters)

Het Leven der Moderne oft dees-tijtsche doorluchtighe Italiaensche Schilders (Lives of Famous Contemporary Italian Painters)

Het Leven der doorluchtighe Nederlandtsche en hooghduytsche Schilders (Lives of Famous Netherlandish and High German Painters)

Pictorum aliquot celebriun præcipué Germaniæ inferioris, effigies


Place of Publication

Haarlem, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

New Hollstein, Hondius, nos. 80-115


Overall (Vol. I): 21 x 16.7 x 5.8 cm (8 1/4 x 6 9/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title, author portrait; extra-illustrated with 95 engravings, 52 woodcuts, and 40 drawings


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books