Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Joos van Winghe
89. Joos van Winghe

Signed 'Hh ex.' by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius

20.1 x 11.9 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

Wingius hic multum pingebat corpora viva :
     Venae, membra, artus, omnia consipicua.
Cujus laudatur, quae expressa est, Belgica nuda :
     Quâ ostendit Patriae tristia fata suae.

Translation of Inscription:

Joos van Winghe of Brussels, painter
This van Winghe often painted living bodies – veins, limbs, joints, everything was remarkable.  His Belgian nude, which has been printed,1 is praised.  With her he showed the sad fate of his fatherland.

Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 159; Hollstein 2008 no. 179
Karel Van Mander's biography of Joos van Winghe
Grove Art Online biography

1.      I am not certain this is what the author means by “expressa”.  It could also simply mean “portrayed”, “painted”.  Compare note for the text on 61. Jacob Binck.

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