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Strapwork Cartouches with Interlaced Band Patterns

About 1555–60
Etched by Unidentified artist, Netherlandish, 16th century, Designed by Hans Vredeman de Vries (Netherlandish, 1527–1606?), Published by Hieronymus Cock (Netherlandish, 1510–1570)

Place of Publication: Antwerp, Belgium

Catalogue Raisonné

Berlin 217; Hollstein, Dutch and Flemish, vol. 47, 121-136; Rijksprentenkabinet, Ornamentprenten, 167


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


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Antwerp: Hieronymus Cock [about 1555-1560]) Folio; 16 leaves; original gilt-stamped armorial green vellum binding (green cloth box). BOUND with: 50.6.1-12 and .14-.15 (Hoffmann album)

Ornamental cartouche designs with elaborate strapwork borders.

Antwerp: Hieronymus Cock [about 1555-1560]


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

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund