Engraving by Andries Jacobsz. Stock (Orenstein 1996, 269)
Signed ‘Hh. formis’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.4 x 12.2 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
CAROLUS VER-MANDERUS, PICT. ET POETA.
Peniculo vivunt Pictores ingeniosi,
Et vivunt calamo, Carole docte, tuo.
Pictor, Pictorum Censor tu candidus idem.
Pulcrum est Artificis pingere judicio.
Translation of Inscription:
Karel van Mander, Painter and Poet
Ingenious pictures live by their brush, and they live, learned Karel, by your pen. You are at the same time a painter and the candid censor of painters.1. It is a fine thing to paint for the judgment of an artist.