Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Floris van Dijck
135 Floris  van Dijck

Engraved by Hendrick Hondius (Orenstein 1996)

20.6 x 12.4 cm


Transcription of Inscription:

FLORENTIUS DIKIUS, HARLEMENS. PICTOR.
Dikius hic clarus, vario vivóque colore
    Qui Folia et Flores pinxit odoriferos :
Struxit et ad vivum laetas sine sanguine Mensas,
    Quae pascunt oculos deliciae atque animum.

Translation of Inscription:

Floris van Dijck, Painter of Haarlem

Here is van Dijck, famous for his varied and lively colour, he who painted leaves and fragrant flowers.  He also set up lifelike joyous tables without blood.  These delights nourish the eyes1 and the mind.


Hollstein 1994 no.114
Grove Art Online biography

1.      “pascunt oculos” – the same expression in the text for 103. Gillis Coninxloo.



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