Engraved by Hendrick Hondius (Orenstein 1996)
Signed 'Hh Cum privil' by Hendrick Hondius
20.4 x 12.1 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
CRISPIANUS BROEKIUS, ANTVERP. PICTOR.
Inventor felix habitus, pictórque peritus
Tectonices : laudas quem ingeniose faber.
Corpora pingebat magnis expressa figuris
Translation of Inscription:
To Crispijn van den Broeck of Antwerp, painter
Ingenious craftsman,1 he whom you praise was thought to be a lucky inventor and a skilled painter of carpentry. He painted lifelike2 bodies set forth in large shapes. On these you shall see no covering.
Hollstein 1994 no.108mentioned in Karel Van Mander’s life of Frans Floris