Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Jacques de Gheyn II
127. Jacques de Gheyn II

Engraving by Andries Jacobsz. Stock (Orenstein 1996, 271)
Signed 'Hhondius exc.' by Hendrick Hondius
20.3 x 12.4 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

IACOBUS DE GEYN, ANTVERP, PICT ET SCULPT.
Geinius eximius Scalptor, Pictórque peritus,
   Inventor felix, judicióque bonus.
Et Belli et Pacis pingens Insignia, gratus
   Ipse Duci Belli qui artibus egregius. 

Translation of Inscription:

Jacques de Gheyn. Painter and Sculptor
De Gheyn is an excellent engraver, and an experienced painter, a lucky inventor,1 and sound in judgment. Painting the standards of both war and peace, he is himself pleasing to the leader of the war, who is outstanding in skill.2 



Orenstein 1996, Stock no. 271
Karel Van Mander's biography of Jacques de Gheyn
Grove Art Online biography


1.     “inventor felix” – the same phrase in the text on 91. Gillis Mostaert.

2.     "qui artibus egregius" - this clause could refer to either De Gheyn or the "duci belli".



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