Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Johannes Stradanus

title page to Part III

107. Johannes Stradanus

Etching, second state
Inscribed on cartouche 'Pars III. Henr. hondius excudit. Cum Privil.', attributed to Simon Frisius

19.9 x 15.9 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

Stradano Belga florens Hetruria gaudet,
     Quae tantum Belgis invidet artificem.
Cujus et ipse Myron opera et miratur Apelles :
     Quem doctae et pulcrae progenuere Brugae.

Translation of Inscription:

Johannes Stradanus, painter of Bruges
Flowering Tuscany rejoices in the Belgian van der Straet.  She envies the Belgians so great an artist, whose works Myron himself and Apelles admire, whom beautiful, learned Bruges brought forth.

Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 155; Hollstein 2008 no.175

Karel Van Mander's biography of Johannes Stradanus
Grove Art Online biography

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