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Eyn schön nützlich büchlin und underweisung der kunst des Messens

Illustrated by Master HH (German, active 1530–1537), Author Hieronymus Rodler (German, died in 1539)

Place of Publication: Simmern, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Murray, German, 367; Berlin 4681; Brunet II, 913


Overall: 29.1 x 19.5 x 1.2 cm (11 7/16 x 7 11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 57 woodcuts and diagrams

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Simmern: Hieronymus Rodler, 1532) Folio; 46 leaves; contemporary (?) green-stained paper boards, green cloth box.

Title woodcut of studio with painter, weaver, sculptor, and blacksmith; numerous perspective diagrams (some printed with red directional lines), several diagrams of human proportion.

Simmern: Hieronymus Rodler, 1531


William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, September 19, 1962.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund