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The Twelve Months

after 1574
Pieter van der Borcht (Netherlandish, 1545–1608), Etched by Joannes van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–about 1600), Etched by Lucas van Doetecum (Netherlandish, active 1554–about 1584), Formerly attributed to Hans Bol (Netherlandish, 1534–1593)

Catalogue Raisonné

[van der Borcht] Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish, v. III, p. 101, nos. 379-80; [Doetechum] New Hollstein, Van Doetechum Family, pt. III, p. 181-83, nos. 727-738, state II


Overall: 34.2 x 25.4 x 2.2 cm (13 7/16 x 10 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Set of 12 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(N.p.: after 1574) Folio; 12 leaves; modern gilt-stamped red morocco (R. Petit). BOUND with 48.1250.1-2 and .4

Landscapes representing the months of the year with zodiacal symbols, printed with decorative borders with appropriate symbols and inscriptions.

N.p.: after 1574


Inscription on preliminary leaf: "provient de Mr. [Le Soufaché?]"; Henri Vever, Paris (book label); William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, November 18, 1948.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund