Etching and engraving
Signed ‘Hh’ by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
20.2 x 12.4 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
MICHAEL MIREVELT, DELPHENSIS PICTOR. 119
Pingendo ad vivum quo non praestantior alter :
Delphicus hinc Zeuxis dicitur esse novus.
Principibus magnis fuit invitatus: at ipsum
Ante alias urbes patria culta tenet.
Translation of Inscription:
Michael van Mierevelt of Delft, painter
No one was more eminent in painting in lifelike manner.1Therefore the man of Delft was said to be the new Zeuxis.2 He was invited by great princes: but his honored fatherland held him more than other cities.
Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 149; Hollstein 2008 no.169