Picturing the Netherlandish Canon, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Issac Oliver
143 Isaac Oliver

Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 40)
Signed 'Hh exv.' by Hendrick Hondius

20.6 x 11.9 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

Ad vivum laetos qui pingis imagine vultus,
   Olivere oculos mirificé hi capiunt
Corpora quae formas justo haec expressa Colore.

   Multum est, cúm rebus convenit ipse color.

Translation of Inscription:

Isaac Oliver the Englishman, painter.

You who paint images of lively,1  joyful faces, Oliver - these captivate (our) eyes wonderfully.  The bodies which you make - these are expressed in the right colours.  It is a great thing, when colour itself is in harmony with things.

1.    or "from life"? - see note on 87. Crispijn van den Broeck.


Orenstein 1996, Baudous no. 40
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