Signed 'Hh ex.' by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
20.1 x 11.6 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
CHRISTIANUS QUEBORNUS. ANTV. PICTOR.
Rura, lacus, silvas, montes Vallésque, recessus,
Et fontes, pontes, et maria, et fluvios,
Omnia grata oculis, vario quae picta colore,
Docta manus pingit, fingit at ingenium.
Translation of Inscription:
Christian van den Queborn of Antwerp, painter.
Fields, lakes, woods, mountains and valleys, caves, and fountains, bridges, and seas and rivers, all things pleasing to the eye, painted with varied colour – [these] his learned hand painted, but his mind imagined them.1
Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 154; Hollstein 2008 no. 174
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