Van Mander rewrites art history

Karel van Mander, Het Schilder-Boeck (Haarlem: Paschier van Wesbusch, 1604), illustrated book with engraved title, author portrait; extra-illustrated with 95 engravings, 52 woodcuts, and 40 drawings. 21 x 16.7 x 5.8 cm (Center for Netherlandish Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)


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The Center for Netherlandish Art at the MFA Boston

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Cite this page as: Dr. Christopher D.M. Atkins and Dr. Beth Harris, "Van Mander rewrites art history," in Smarthistory, November 22, 2021, accessed November 30, 2023,