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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, Engraver Daniel (David) van den Bremden (Flemish (worked Italy and Holland), 1587–1663), Engraver Pieter de Jode II (Flemish, 1606–after 1674), Engraver Pieter Serwouters (Netherlandish, 1586–1657)

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