Signed ‘Hh ex’ by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Robert de Baudous
20 x 12.5 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
HENRICUS GOLTZIUS, MULBRACHT. PICTOR, ET CHALCOG.
Hic Sculptor, pictor multis celebratus in oris,
Qui multos superat dexteritate manus:
Itala quem tellus miratur ; nobile servat
Harlemum, Artificum patria et hospitium.
Translation of Inscription:
Hendrick Goltzius of Mülbracht, painter and bronze-engraver
This is the sculptor and painter celebrated in many lands, who surpassed many in the dexterity of his hand, [and] whom the land of Italy admired. He remains in noble Haarlem, fatherland and guesthouse of artists.