133. Joos de Momper

Joos de Momper engraving

Etching and engraving
Signed ‘Hh exc.’ by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
20.6 x 12.2 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

IODOCUS MOMPERUS, ANTVERP. PICTOR.
Momperi Campos, recreantes lumina Flores,
   Et Montes, Fontes data bene docta manus,
Flumina quaéque ruunt celso de vertice saxi,
   Et scopulos, Rupes, praecipitésque Vias.

Translation of Inscription:

Joos de Momper of Antwerp, painter.

The well-taught hand of Momper offers fields, flowers that refresh the eyes,1 and mountains [and] fountains, also rivers which rush from the high peak of a stone, and cliffs, rocks, and headlong paths. 

Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 150; Hollstein 2008 no.170
Grove Art Online biography

Footnotes:

  1. cf. note on the text for 81. Hendrick van CleefReturn to note reference