Romeyn de Hooghe to the Burgermasters of Haarlem

Illustrated by Leonard Baskin (American, 1922–2000), Calligrapher John Everett Benson (American, born in 1939), Text by Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Printer and Publisher Gehenna Press, Northampton, Massachusetts (American, founded in 1942)

Place of Publication: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Catalogue Raisonné

Gehenna Press: Work of Fifty Years (1992), 69


Overall: 22.8 x 14.7 x 0.5 cm (9 x 5 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one wood engraving and calligraphic initial

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Northampton [MA]: The Gehenna Press, 1971) Octavo; [6 ff.], plus loose plate; original publisher’s marbled paper boards, paper label on upper cover.

Portrait of de Hooghe; calligraphic initial on title.

Northampton [MA]: The Gehenna Press, 1971


In graphite below the colophon: "Leonard Baskin"; also below the extra copy of the portrait engraving, in graphite: "proof Baskin"


Carl Zahn, by whom given to MFA, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Carl Zahn


© The Estate of of Leonard Baskin