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Icones, id est verae Imagines virorum doctrina simul et pietate illustrium

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, Swiss, 16th century (Swiss, 16th century), School of Tobias Stimmer (German, 1539–1584), Author Théodore de Bèze (1519–1605), Publisher Jean de Laon (1519–about 1599)

Place of Publication: Geneva, Switzerland

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 843; Murray, French, 614; Praz 270; F. Gardy, Bibliographie de Bèze, 338.


Overall: 25.2 x 17.2 x 3 cm (9 15/16 x 6 3/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 82 woodcuts

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Geneva: Jean de Laon, 1580) Quarto; 160 leaves; 19th-century blind- and gilt-stamped brown calf, rebacked.

Illustrations: 38 portraits within decorative borders; 44 emblems, also within decorative borders.

Geneva: Jean de Laon, 1580


J.P.R. Lyell; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow, MA, by whom given to MFA, December 31, 1969.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Vershbow