Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art




Adriaen de Vries
137 Adriaen de Vries

Etching and engraving
Signed 'Hh.' by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius1
20.3 x 12.1 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

ADRIANUS DE VRIES, HAGIENSIS. PICTOR.
Friso bonus Pictor, Pario quoque marmore finxit
     Qui Statuas : credas esse Myronis opus.
Et clarus scalptor Mullerus sit tibi testis,
     Hunc qui miratur tum colit artificem.

Translation of Inscription:

Adriaen de Vries of The Hague, painter
The Frisian was a good painter, who also made statues from Parian marble: you would believe [them] to be the work of Myron.  Let the famous engraver Muller also be a witness for you, he who admired and then frequented this artist.


Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 157; Hollstein 2008 no.177
Grove Art Online biography


 


1.     But see the verse, where the implication is that the engraving is by Jan Muller.


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