Etching and engraving
Signed 'Hh exc.' by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
20.4 x 12.4 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
MICHAEL COEXIUS, MECHLINIENS. PICTOR.
Coexius illustris pictor, Mechlinia cujus
Patria, doctorum quae fuit artificum.
Hic magno pinxit. nam Zeuxis creditur esse :
Carus divitibus, principibúsque Viris.
Translation of Inscription:
Michiel Coxie of Mechelen, painter
Coxie was an illustrious painter, whose fatherland was Mechelen, which was that of learned artists.1 He painted for a great price. For he was believed to be Zeuxis,2 [and] was dear to the rich and to princely men.
Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 142; Hollstein 2008 no.162Karel Van Mander's biography of Michiel Coxie
2. As was 119. Michael van Mierevelt.