Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Cornelius Visscher
85. Cornelius Visscher

Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 42)
Signed 'Hh form.' by Hendrick Hondius

20.6 x 12.2 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

Postremos inter non est Vischerus habendus,
     Austriaci, Auriaci clarus imaginibus.
Principis exemplar cum quaerant undique vestrum
     Pictores : Magno magnus es Auriaco.

Translation of Inscription:

Cornelius Visscher of Gouda

Visscher, famous for images of the Hanoverian and the [Prince] of Orange, is not to be counted among the least.  Since painters from everywhere seek your1 image of the prince, you are great by the great [Prince of] Orange.

Orenstein 1996, Baudous no. 42
Grove Art Online biography

1.      This for “vestrum”, which indicates a plural “you”.  Unless more than one person is responsible for the image, this usage is bad Latin.

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