Kunst en Samenleving, translation of Walter Crane's Claims of Decorative Art

Illustrated by Gerrit Willem Dijsselhof (Dutch, 1866–1924), Author Walter Crane (English, 1845–1915), Translator Jan Veth (Dutch, 1864–1925), Publisher Scheltema & Holkema's Boekhandel (Dutch, late 19th–early 20th century), Printer Joh. Enschedé en Zonen

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands


Overall: 23 x 19.2 x 2.5 cm (9 1/16 x 7 9/16 x 1 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 35 woodcut vignettes and decorated binding

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Scheltema & Holkema’s Boekhandel, 1903) Quarto; xiii pp. [1 f.] 171 pp.; original publisher’s half gilt-stamped black cloth, woodcut on tan paper boards (cream-colored manila folder).

Amsterdam: Scheltema & Holkema’s Boekhandel, 1903


Clifford S. Ackley (curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, MFA), by whom given to MFA, September 23, 1987.

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Gift of Clifford S. Ackley in honor of Jan Fontein