Engraving, second state
Signed 'Hh ex.' by Hendrick Hondius
Copy in reverse direction to Cock 1572 engraved Pictorum
Saepe tulit, cusum paulo ante numisma, Philippos
Transcription of Inscription [Lampsonius]:
DE BERNARDO BRUXELLENSI. PICTORE.
Aulica quod sese Bernardo iactet alumno
Bruxella, Attalicas doctissima pingere vestes :
Non tam pictoris, si quis me iudice certet,
Arti debetur, quanquam debetur et arti
Quam tibi quod carus Belgarum Margari rectrix
Dum tibi Appellea nihil est iucundius arte,
Aurea peniculis te dante manubria, et aureos
Translation of Inscription [Lampsonius]:
About Bernaert van Orley, painter.
That the Court of Brussels boasts of its nursling Bernaert, most skilled1 in painting Attalian2 garments, is not so much due (if anyone wants to argue while I am judging3) to the painter’s skill (although it is also due to his skill) as it is to [the fact] that he was dear to you, Margaret ruler of the Belgians, since nothing is more delightful to you than the art of Apelles. By your gift, he often got golden handles for his paintbrushes, and gold coins, in recently minted currency.
Hollstein 1994 no. 87
Karel Van Mander's biography of Bernaert van Orley
Grove Art Online biography