Hoe de Vogels aan een Koning kwamen

How the Birds Chose a King

Theodorus van Hoytema (Dutch, 1863–1917), Printer S. Lankhout (Dutch, 19th century)

Place of Publication: The Hague, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Amsterdam 129 a


Overall: 33.9 x 42 x 1.6 cm (13 3/8 x 16 9/16 x 5/8 in.) Sheet (illustrations): 22.4 x 28.1 cm (8 13/16 x 11 1/16 in.) Sheet (mounts): 32 x 41 cm (12 5/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Book with color lithograph cover, illustrated with 31 lithographs, many with hand-applied opaque watercolor

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague: Th. v. Hoytema, 1892) 33.9 cm; [31 ff., unbound, printed rectos only]; original publisher’s portfolio, half black cloth, gray paper boards, color lithograph mounted upper cover.

The Hague: Th. v. Hoytema, 1892


Private Collections (1986-2006); to Sanders Collection; purchased by Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David Collection; by whom given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David