Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 38)Signed 'Hh ex.' by Hendrick Hondius
Transcription of Inscription:
CORNEL. CORNELII, HARLEMENSIS, PICTOR.
Peniculum studio teneris tractavit ab annis :
Qui docuit quantúm cura labórque valent.
Ante alios dictus fuit hic cognomine PICTOR
Quám bene cognomen congruit artifici.
Translation of Inscription:
Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, painter
He used the paintbrush with zeal from his tender years, he who taught how much taking pains and working hard can accomplish. Before others he was known by the nickname “painter”. How well the nickname matches the artist!
Orenstein 1996, Baudous no. 38
Karel Van Mander's biography of Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem
Grove Art Online biography