Kunst en Samenleving

The Claims of Decorative Art

Author Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915), Translator Jan Veth (Dutch, 1864–1925), Designer Gerrit Willem Dijsselhof (Dutch, 1866–1924), Publisher Scheltema & Holkema's Boekhandel (Dutch, late 19th–early 20th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Braches, Nieuwe Kunst, no. 358


Overall: 23 x 19.5 x 1 cm (9 1/16 x 7 11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with woodcut illustrations (reprint of paper edition)

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Scheltema & Holkema’s Boekhandel, 1903); second edition, original publisher’s printed wraps.


1980s, acquired by Martijn Le Coultre from a bookseller or at auction in the Netherlands; 2013, given by Martijn Le Coultre to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Martijn F. Le Coultre