Oorspronkelyk en vermaard konstryk Tekenboek

Engraved by Frederick Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1616–1690), After Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651), Engraved by Jan Caspar Philips (Netherlandish, about 1700–1773), Engraved by Frederik Ottens (Dutch, 18th century), Editor Bernard Picart (French, 1673–1733), Printer Reinier Ottens (Dutch, 1698–1750), Printer Josua Ottens (Dutch, 1704–1765)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet I, 975-976; Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, v. 2, p. 86, nos. 36-155 (120 plates only); J. Bolten, Dutch & Flemish Drawing Books, pp. 54-67


Overall: 42.8 x 33.8 x 3.8 cm (16 7/8 x 13 5/16 x 1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 176 engravings, including 9 with chiaroscuro woodcut blocks

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Reinier and Josua Ottens, 1740) Folio; eight leaves, plus plates; modern half gilt-stamped vellum, brown marbled paper boards.

Illustrations of figures, heads, hands, feet, gestures, compositions, and animals for instruction in drawing; portrait of Abraham Bloemaert; engraved dedication

Amsterdam: Reiner and Josua Ottens, 1740


W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 19, 1963.

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen