Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 37)
Signed 'Hh excud.' by Hendrick Hondius
You are a learned painter. It is much to know colours. You also paint the learned delights of Italy.
Transcription of Inscription:
FRANCISCUS BADENSIS, ANTVERP. PICTOR.
Addit picturae meliús nemo colores :
Qui verus color est noscis imaginibus
Tu pictor doctus. multum est novisse colores.
Delitias doctas pingis et Italiae.
Translation of Inscription:
Frans Badens of Antwerp, painter.
No one was better at adding colours to a painting. You know which is the right colour for images.1