Engraved by Hendrick Hondius (Orenstein 1996)
Signed ‘Hh. Esc. Cum privil.’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.9 x 11.8 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
CORNELIUS KETEL, GOUDANUS.
Primus hic á Luca Leidano pictor habetur
Goudanus, Batavi gloria uterque soli.
Quam bene conveniant, docuit, Pictura, Poesis :
Quae pinxit, prius hic finxerat ingenio.
Translation of Inscription:
Cornelius Ketel of Gouda.
This man of Gouda is held to be the greatest painter after Lucas van Leyden – both [are] glories of the Dutch land. He taught how well painting and poetry1 go together. What he painted, the other2 had first imagined3 with his genius.
- See note on “illustrated poems” in 7. ‘To the Lover and Hater of Things Written and Drawn’.Return to note reference
- I gather this is more likely to be Ketel, but the Latin is not clearReturn to note reference
- “finxerat”, literally “formed”, may refer to an act of the imagination, or to creative writing.Return to note reference