121. Otto van Veen

Otto van Veen engraving

Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 41)
Signed ‘Hh ex.’ by Hendrick Hondius

19.2 x 12.7 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

Moribus, ingenio praeclarus Venius Arte est.
     Quae ingenio finxit, pinxit et ipse manu.
Regibus hic magnis est invitatus : at ipse
     Regna, orbes dulci posthabuit Patria.

Translation of Inscription:

Otto van Veen of Leyden, painter, 
Van Veen is illustrious for his morals, his genius and his skill.1 What his genius imagined, he also painted with his own hand.  He was invited by great kings, but he himself held kingdoms and worlds to be less important than his sweet fatherland.

Orenstein 1996, Baudous no. 41

 Karel Van Mander’s biography of Otto van Veen 
 Grove Art Online biography 


  1. See note on the text for 91. Gillis Mostaert.