Engraved by Hendrick Hondius (Orenstein 1996)
Signed 'Hh. Esc. Cum privil.' by Hendrick Hondius
20.9 x 11.8 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
CORNELIUS KETEL, GOUDANUS.
Primus hic á Luca Leidano pictor habetur
Goudanus, Batavi gloria uterque soli.
Quam bene conveniant, docuit, Pictura, Poesis :
Cornelius Ketel of Gouda.
This man of Gouda is held to be the greatest painter after Lucas van Leyden – both [are] glories of the Dutch land. He taught how well painting and poetry1 go together. What he painted, the other2 had first imagined3 with his genius.
1. See note on “illustrated poems” in 7. ‘To the Lover and Hater of Things Written and Drawn’.