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Ars Pictoria: or an Academy Treating of Drawing, Painting, Limning, Etching. To which are Added XXXI. Copper Plates, Expressing the Choicest, Nearest, and most Exact Grounds and Rules of Symmetry.

Engraved by Arnold de Jode (Flemish (worked in England), 1638–active to 1666), After Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651), After Odoardo Fialetti (Italian, 1573–1638), After Agostino Carracci (Italian, 1557–1602), After Lodovico Carracci (Italian, 1555–1619), After Jacopo Palma il Giovane (Palma the Younger) (Italian (Venetian), about 1548–1628), After Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (Italian, 1503–1540), After Simone Cantarini (Italian (active in Pesaro and Bologna), 1612–1648), Author Alexander Browne (English, active 1659–1706), Publisher Arthur Tooker (English, 17th century), Publisher William Battersby (English, 17th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Wing B5098


Overall: 31.1 x 20.5 x 3 cm (12 1/4 x 8 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 31 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Arthur Tooker and William Battersby, 1675) Folio; 112 leaves; contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped brown calf.

Studies of anatomy, expression, figural movement, and composition

London: Arthur Tooker and William Battersby, 1675


John [Wynn?], 1686[?]; E. Burt, October [17?]87; William Abbot, 1808; G. Knowles; John Grace Freeman, Battersea, 19 Sept 1859; Sylvester R. Koehler, Boston (1837-1900, first Curator of Prints at MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler