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Les principaux fondements du dessein, pour l'usage des curieux...dans les quels sont representez plus d'une centaine d'exemples naturels

Engraved by Pieter Bodart (Dutch, 18th century), After Gerard Hoet I (Dutch, 1648–1733), Printer Johannes Arnold Langerak (Dutch, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Leiden, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

J. Bolten, Dutch and Flemish Drawing Books, pp. 75-81


Overall: 32.4 x 21.1 x 2.8 cm (12 3/4 x 8 5/16 x 1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 103 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Leiden: Johannes Arnold Langerak, 1723) Folio; 90 leaves; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Allegorical frontispiece; illustrations of heads, hands, single figures, and figural compositions for drawing students

Leiden: Johannes Arnold Langerak, 1723


Sylvester R. Koehler (1837-1900, first curator of prints, MFA), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler