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Portraits of Ancient Heroes

Nicolaes de Bruyn (Netherlandish, 1571–1656), Publisher Assuerus van Londerseel (Netherlandish, 1572–1635)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Hollstein 155-66; Amsterdam Rijksprentenkabinet, Ornamentprenten, 33


Overall: 32 x 21.5 x 5.3 cm (12 5/8 x 8 7/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of eight engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Assuerus van Londerseel, 1594) Folio; eight leaves [incomplete]; original gilt-stamped armorial green vellum binding (green cloth box). BOUND with: 50.6.1-7 and .9-.15 (Hoffmann album)

Imaginary portraits of ancient heroes (Hector, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, et al.) within ornamental frames

Antwerp: Assuerus van Londerseel, 1594


Ferdinand Hoffmann, Baron Gruenstein (1540-1607, Grünpichl and Strechau) given by him to his wife, Margaretha von Harrach; by descent through the Counts Harrach, to the Hradec Library; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, January 12, 1950.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund