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The Arte of English Poesie

Illustrated by Unidentified artist, English, 16th century (English), Author George Puttenham (English, died in 1590), Printer Richard Field (English, died in 1624)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet IV, 987; STC 20519


Overall: 19.4 x 14.2 x 1.9 cm (7 5/8 x 5 9/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with one woodcut, diagrams, and concrete typography

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: Richard Field, 1589) Quarto; 138 leaves; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco (Rivière & Son).

Woodcut portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (fol. AB4v); examples of “concrete” poety in decorative typography (N1v-N2r).

London: Richard Field, 1589


Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922; inscription: "H. G. Curtis April 1909"); his widow, by whom given to MFA, April 1925.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis