Twelve Children Dancing

Domenico Campagnola (Italian, 1500–1564)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch; Hind 12, ii/ii; Illustrated Bartsch 14, ii/ii


Sheet: 9.3 x 12.6 cm (3 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Engraving, printed in reddish ink

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto, lower right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Sir Peter Lely, London (1618-1680)(Lugt 2092); recto, lower left-center, stamped in black ink, the mark of Prosper Henry Lankrink, London (1628-1692)(Lugt 2090); verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


By 1680, Sir Peter Lely, London (1618–1680) (Lugt 2092); Prosper Henry Lankrink, London (1628–1692) (Lugt 2090). Probably purchased by Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (b. 1656 - d. 1733), Wilton House; by descent to his heirs, including Sidney Herbert, 14th Earl of Pembroke and 11th Earl of Montgomery (b. 1853 - d. 1913); July 5-10, 1917, Wilton House Sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 48; October, 1917, purchased by the MFA with an appropriation from the Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund