A Garden Party

about 1615
Esaias van de Velde (Dutch, 1587–1630)

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 246 4, i/i; Burchard 153.7 ii; Keyes E4 i/i


Platemark: 10.4 x 11.2 cm (4 1/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Two couples at a table in a garden
Burchard cites an impression before the inscription in Amsterdam.
Both Burchard and Hollstein cite this impression. Hollstein illustrates it.


In plate LR: EVVELDE fe
Later inscriptions or marks: Recto LR stamped in black ink-- mark of Friedrich August II, King of Saxony, Lugt 971
Verso LL in graphite pencil: 72...6 [Burchard gives Friedrich August II’s inventory number as 72 056.]
Verso LL in graphite pencil: 151
Verso LL in graphite pencil: x


Friedrich August II (b. 1797 - d. 1854), King of Saxony (Lugt 971); by inheritance through the family to Johann-Georg of Saxony (b. 1868 - d. 1938), Freiburg im Breisgau; May 22-23, 1933, Friederich Augustus II collection sale, C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, lot 717, to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 20, 1933)

Credit Line

Purchased from Special Print Fund