Inleyding tot de hooge Schoole der Schilderkonst; anders de Zichtbaere Werelt (Introduction to the Noble School of Painting; otherwise the Visible World)

Illustrated by Samuel van Hoogstraten (Dutch, 1627–1678), Publisher François van Hoogstraten (Dutch, 17th century)

Place of Publication: Rotterdam, Netherlands


Overall: 21.4 x 17 x 4.5 cm (8 7/16 x 6 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 20 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Rotterdam: François van Hoogstraten, 1678) Quarto; 203 leaves; contemporary vellum, blue cloth box.

Self-portrait of the author; nine allegorical portraits of muses; illustrations of human proportion, perspective, shading, etc.

Rotterdam: François van Hoogstraten, 1678


Meijer Elte B.V., The Hague, from whom purchased by MFA, December 12, 1973.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund