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Het leelijke jonge Eendje

The Ugly Duckling

Illustrated by Theodorus van Hoytema (Dutch, 1863–1917), Text by Hans Christian Andersen (Danish, 1805–1875), Publisher C. M. van Gogh (Dutch, late 19th century), Printer S. Lankhout (Dutch, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Amsterdam 131 Ab (proof issue); 133 ia/ii (receipt)


Image (illustrations without borders, variable): 24 x 18.5 cm (9 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.) Image (cover designs, variable): 24.7 x 19 cm (9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.) Image (receipt, incl. border): 12.1 x 19.1 cm (4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with proofs of 31 color lithographs, cover, and receipt.

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: C. M. van Gogh, 1893) Large folio; [31 ff.], proof of cover, and receipt; portfolio of half black-and-white striped cloth, beige paper boards [probably not original].

Amsterdam: C. M. van Gogh, 1893


Private Collections (1986-2006); to Sanders Collection; purchased by Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David Collection; by whom given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession Date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David