Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Gillis Coninxloo

103. Gillis Coninxloo

Engraving by Andries Jacobsz. Stock (Orensrtein 1996, 268)
Signed 'Hh excudit' by Hendrick Hondius

202 x 12.1 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

Pingere rura, lacus, silvas, animalcula, fontes
    Cura tibi.  pascunt mirificé haec oculos.
Te duce nunc pingunt alii campósque lacúsque :
Te Fauni, Nymphae, te Dryadésque canunt.

Translation of Inscription:

Gillis Coninxloo of Antwerp, painter
Your concern was to paint fields, lakes, small animals and fountains.  These things nourish1 the eyes wonderfully.  By your example, now others paint fields and lakes: the Fauns, the Nymphs and the Dryads sing of you.

Orenstein 1996, Stock no. 268

Karel Van Mander's biography of Gillis Coninxloo
Grove Art Online biography

1.      “pascunt ... oculos” – the same expression in the text for Floris van Dijk.

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