127. Jacques de Gheyn II

Jacques de Gheyn II engraving

Engraving by Andries Jacobsz. Stock (Orenstein 1996, 271)
Signed ‘Hhondius exc.’ by Hendrick Hondius 
20.3 x 12.4 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

IACOBUS DE GEYN, ANTVERP, PICT ET SCULPT. 
Geinius eximius Scalptor, Pictórque peritus,
   Inventor felix, judicióque bonus.
Et Belli et Pacis pingens Insignia, gratus
   Ipse Duci Belli qui artibus egregius.  

Translation of Inscription:

Jacques de Gheyn. Painter and Sculptor
De Gheyn is an excellent engraver, and an experienced painter, a lucky inventor,1 Gillis Mostaert.and sound in judgment. Painting the standards of both war and peace, he is himself pleasing to the leader of the war, who is outstanding in skill. 2

Orenstein 1996, Stock no. 271
 Karel Van Mander’s biography of Jacques de Gheyn 
 Grove Art Online biography

Footnotes:

  1. “inventor felix” – the same phrase in the text on 91.Return to note reference
  2. “qui artibus egregius” – this clause could refer to either De Gheyn or the “duci belli”.Return to note reference