Signed 'Hh ex.' by Hendrick Hondius
Copy in same direction as Cock 1572 engraved Pictorum
Transcription of Inscription [Lampsonius]:
FRANCISCO FLORO ANVERPIANO, PICTORI
Si pictor quantum natura, Flore, valebas,
Tantum adiunxisses artis et ipse tibi,
Dum tibi multa libet potius, quam pingere multum
Nec mora te limae iusta, laborque iuvat :
Cedite clamarem, pictores, omnibus oris
Quos vel avi, nostri vel genuêre patres.
Translation of Inscription [Lampsonius]:
To Frans Floris of Antwerp, painter
If, Floris you had acquired for yourself as much skill as you had natural ability as a painter (since you preferred to paint many things than to paint a lot,1 and neither the just delay of the file nor hard work2 pleased you) – I would cry out ‘yield painters from all lands,3 whom either our grandfathers or our fathers produced’.