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Gynaeceum, sive theatrum mulierum (Gynaeceum, or Theater of Women)

Illustrated by Jost Amman (German, 1539–1591), Publisher Sigmund Feyerabend (German, 1528–1590)

Place of Publication: Frankfurt, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Andresen 233; Illustrated Bartsch, vol. 20 (Pt. 2), pp. 635-66, no. 7; Murray, German, 34


Overall: 19.9 x 15 x 1.9 cm (7 13/16 x 5 7/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 122 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Frankfurt: Sigmund Feyerabend, 1586) Quarto; 120 leaves; nineteenth-century blind-stamped red morocco (J. Clarke).

Illustrations of women from various nations and costumes, in hierarchical order, from empresses and queens to nuns and servants.

Frankfurt: Sigmund Feyerabend, 1586


Henry Huth (1815-1878); his sale, no. 163); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, November 15, 1941.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis