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Tafereel van de Belacchende Werelt (Scenes from the Foolish World)

Illustrated by Adriaen van de Venne (Dutch, 1589–1662), Engraver Unidentified artist, Dutch, 17th century

Place of Publication: The Hague, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, XXXV, pp. 147-49, nos. 438-45, 450-51


Overall: 24 x 19 x 3cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(The Hague: for the author, 1635) Quarto; 148 leaves; vellum boards, ochre cloth box.

Emblematic and satirical illustrations incorporating scenes from daily life.

The Hague: for the author, 1635


William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 12, 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock