Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Heinrich Aldegrever
59. Heinrich Aldegrever

Etching and engraving
Signed 'Hh' by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius

20.4 x 12.7 cm


Transcription of Inscription:

HENRICUS ALDEGREVER, VESTPHALUS. PICTOR, ET SCULPTOR
Vestphalus incultus non Aldegravius hic est,
Regum et Doctorum clarus imaginibus.
Sartorem rege pinxit bene, Vestphaliam qui
Subtili filo strinxerat ingenii.

Translation of Inscription:

Heinrich Aldegrever, the Westphalian, painter and sculptor

This Aldegrever is not an uneducated Westphalian.  He was famous for images of kings and learned men.  He painted well the tailor king,1 he who had bound Westphalia with the subtle thread of his genius.


Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 136; Hollstein 2008 no. 156
Karel Van Mander's biography of Heinrich Aldegrever
Grove Art Online biography


1.     Jan van Leyden

 



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