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Theatre d'amour (Theater of Love)

about 1606?
Attributed to Crispin van de Passe, Sr. (Netherlandish, 1564–1637)

Place of Publication: Netherlands?

Catalogue Raisonné

Praz, p. 514; Landwehr, Emblem Books in Low Countries, 655; Landwehr, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese Emblem books, 717


Overall: 25.8 x 18.6 x 2 cm (10 3/16 x 7 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with engraved title page and 26 engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Netherlands?: about 1606?) Quarto; 27 leaves; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped black morocco binding with initials HS and L (Orrock & Son). BOUND with 58.1367.1, .3-.7.

Emblematic plates featuring Cupid, with Latin mottoes around and French calligraphic verses beneath.

Netherlands?: about 1606?


Sir William Stirling Maxwell (1818-1878); Sir Schomburg-Henry Kerr, Marquess of Lothian; Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Wick, by whom given to MFA, December 11, 1958.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Wick