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Treatise on Silk Culture and Manufacture

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Prague: about 1586-1587


Ferdinand Hoffmann, Baron Gruenstein (1540-1607, Grünpichl and Strechau) given by him to his wife, Margaretha von Harrach; by descent through the Counts Harrach, to the Hradec Library; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, January 12, 1950.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund

about 1586

Place of Creation

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Catalogue Raisonné

Macandrew 008 (1-14)


Overall: 32 x 21.5 x 5.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.) Sheet: 30.8 x 19 cm (12 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Thirteen pen and blue ink and brush and blue wash drawings, with autograph letter


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