Engraved by Hendrick Hondius (Orenstein 1996)
Signed 'Hh form. Cum privil.' by Hendrick Hondius
Pourbus was begotten by a painter father, but in skill he stood before his father. His monuments teach this. The flocks and coloured birds1 which he painted are alive, [and] they weep together for the painter’s death.
Transcription of Inscription:
FRANCISCUS POURBUSIUS, BRUGENSIS.
Patre fuit pictore satus Pourbusius : arte
Verum patre prior. Sic monumenta docent.
Vivunt, quas pinxit pecudes pictaéque volucres :
Pictoris lugent quae simul interitum.
Translation of Inscription:
Frans Pourbus of Bruges.
Hollstein 1994 no.106Karel Van Mander's biography of Frans Pourbus