The Artist and his Models

Frederick Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1616–1690), After Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, about 1564–1651)

Catalogue Raisonné

from Hollstein 36-155; Roethlisberger/Bok T1 (v. 1, p. 395); LeBlanc 35; Wurzbach 8; Reichel 94; Hollstein 36; Strauss 164


Sheet: 30.8 x 23.2 cm (12 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and chiaroscuro woodcut, printed in brown and sepia

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Frontispiece to the first edition, before 1652. Similar to Briquet 7229.


In plate, l.l.: Abraham Bloemaert inventor.
In plate, u.r.: No 140
In plate, l.r.: fredericus Bloemaert filius fecit
In plate, beneath image: Prima Pars./ Artis Apellea, liber hic, studiosa inventus,/ Aptata ingenio fert rudimenta tuo/ Hoc duce carpe viam, membratim tota figura,/ Discitur, his gradibus scandere ad alta dabit. [This book, studious youths, brings to your mind the appropriate rudiments of the art of Apelles: follow the road with this guide, learn piece by piece the whole figure, climbing these steps leads to the height.]
Nicolaus Visscher excudit.
In plate, beneath image, l.l.: 1

In brown ink, verso, u.c.: No 140




PDP Watermark Type: Wmk: Fleur-de-lys beneath a crown.

Verso, Lugt 3593 (William Goodwin Russell Allen, Boston b. 1882 - d. 1955)
Verso, Lugt 282 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) and in graphite: 1985.781

In graphite, verso, b.c.: (444) Allen

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen