A Garden Party

about 1615
Esaias van de Velde (Dutch, 1587–1630)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 246 4, i/i; Burchard 153.7 ii; Keyes E4 i/i


Platemark: 10.4 x 11.2 cm (4 1/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Two couples at a table in a garden
Burchard cites an impression before the inscription in Amsterdam.
Both Burchard and Hollstein cite this impression. Hollstein illustrates it.


In plate LR: EVVELDE fe
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LR stamped in black ink-- mark of Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Lugt 971
Verso LL in graphite pencil: 72...6 [Burchard gives Friedrich August II’s inventory number as 72 056.]
Verso LL in graphite pencil: 151
Verso LL in graphite pencil: x


Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (1797-1854, Dresden, Lugt 971); Queen Marie; Prince Georg (later King); Prince Johann-Georg; May 22, 1933, C. G. Boerner sale (lot 717), Leipzig, from whom purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Purchased from Special Print Fund