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La prima [-quinta] parte della luce del dipingere et disegnare

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Amsterdam: Jan Jansz. and the author, 1643-1644


Pen and ink front pastedown: "HENR: WHITE, LICHFIELD: OCTOBRIS XV. MDCCCXXII / RARISS."; pen and ink front flyleaf: "Hans Busk bought at Whites Sale"


By 1822, Rev. Henry White (b. 1761 - d. 1836), Lichfield, England; acquired at White sale by Hans Busk. By 1985, Marlborough Rare Books, London; 1985, acquired from Marlborough by Arthur E. and Charlotte Vershbow; 2010, gift of Arthur E. Vershbow to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 2010)

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Gift of Arthur E. Vershbow in honor of Sue Welsh Reed

Van't Light der teken en schilder konst


Place of Publication

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Franken, de Passe, 1374; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, v. 16, p. 146, no. 191; Brunet IV, 413; J. Bolten, Dutch & Flemish Drawing Books, pp. 27-47


Overall: 38 x 26 x 4.3 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 x 1 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 194 engravings, and four woodcuts


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books