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Klare Onderrichtinge der Voortreffelijcke Worstel-Konst

Illustrated by Romeyn de Hooghe (Dutch, 1645–1708), Author Nicolaes Petter (Dutch, 17th century), Publisher Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge (Dutch, active 1674–1706)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, IX, nos. 968-1038; Landwehr, de Hooghe Book Illustrator, 39


27.3 x 20.5 x 2.2 cm (10 3/4 x 8 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 71 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1674) Quarto; 83 leaves; contemporary half red sheepskin, speckled red decorative paper boards (beige phase box).

Scenes of hand-to-hand combat with knives, wrestling, and boxing.

Amsterdam: Johannes Janssonius van Waesberge, 1674


Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow, by whom given to MFA, December 8, 1971.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Vershbow