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 Josua Ottens (Dutch, 1704–1765), Printer Reinier Ottens (Dutch, 1698–1750)

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: 40.7 x 32.3 x 4.3 cm (16 x 12 11/16 x 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 169 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: Reinier and Josua Ottens, 1740) Folio; eight leaves, plus plates; nineteenth(?)-century half gilt-stamped brown calf, sprinkled tan paper boards.

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

Amsterdam: Reinier and Josua Ottens, 1740


William Perkins Babcock (1826-1899), by whom bequeathed to MFA, June 12, 1900.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock