Twelve Children Dancing

Domenico Campagnola (Italian, 1500–1564)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Bartsch; Hind 12, ii/ii; Illustrated Bartsch 14, ii/ii


Sheet: 9.3 x 12.6 cm (3 11/16 x 4 15/16 in.)(trimmed within the platemark)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Engraving, printed in reddish ink

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Recto, lower right, stamped in black ink, the mark of Sir Peter Lely, London (1618-1680)(Lugt 2092); recto, lower left-center, stamped in black ink, the mark of Prosper Henry Lankrink, London (1628-1692)(Lugt 2090); verso, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


17th or 18th century, probably purchased by either Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke (b. 1621 - d. 1668), or his son Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (b. 1656 - d. 1733), Wilton House; by descent to their heirs, including Reginald Herbert, 15th Earl of Pembroke (b. 1880 - d. 1960), who sold 16 albums that contained the print collection; July 5-6, 1917, Wilton House sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 48 (2 prints), purchased for £15.10 by the MFA . (Accession Date: October, 1917)

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund