Signed 'Hh exc.' by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
HENRICUS VROOM, HARLEMENSIS. PICTOR.
Vromius hic multúm terris jactatus et alto :
Qui docuit vitâ multa ferenda probo.
Naufragia et Tabulas, Scopulos, caelíque Ruinas
Tam bene qui potuit pingere nemo fuit.
Hendrick Vroom of Haarlem, painter.
This Vroom was much cast about on land and sea,1 he who taught that in life there is much to endure for the honest man. Shipwrecks and planks, cliffs, and the crashing down of the sky - there was no one who could paint [these] so well.