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De Bykorf des Gemoeds (The Beehive of the Mind)

De Bye Korf des Gemoeds

Illustrated by Jan Luyken (Dutch, 1649–1712), Publisher Widow of Pieter Arentz (Dutch, 18th century), Publisher Kornelis van der Sys (Dutch, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Landwehr 398; Praz, p. 407


Overall: 19.3 x 12.8 x 4.7 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/16 x 1 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 101 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Widow of Pieter Arentz and Kornelis van der Sys, 1711) Octavo; 208 leaves; vellum boards (tan cloth box).

Allegorical etched frontispiece; 100 etched emblematic illustrations

Amsterdam: Widow of Pieter Arentz and Kornelis van der Sys, 1711


Annete van Vliet (inscription on front flyleaf); Charlotte and Arthur Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 1982.

Credit Line

Gift of Arthur and Charlotte Vershbow