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Historia septem infantium de Lara / Historia de los siete infantes de Lara (History of the Seven Children of Lara)

Illustrated by Otto van Veen (Flemish, 1556–1629), Etched by Antonio Tempesta (Italian, 1555–1630)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 1025; Bartsch 1388-1427; Illustrated Bartsch, v. 37, pp. 224-64


Overall: 22.4 x 31 x 2.3 cm (8 13/16 x 12 3/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of 39 (of 40) etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: 1612) Oblong quarto; 39 leaves; contemporary vellum (red cloth box). BOUND with Veen’s Batavorum cum Romanis bellum, 1612 (B4167.1-.36)

Antwerp: 1612


Early ownership inscriptions; William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 12, 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock