Signed ‘Hh’ by Hendrick Hondius
Copy in reverse direction to Cock 1572 engraved Pictorum
19.3 x 12.1 cm
Transcription of Inscription [Lampsonius]:
IUSTO CLIVENSI ANVERPIAN PICTORI.
Nostra nec artifices inter te Musa silebit
Belgas, picturae non leve, Iuste, decus.
Quam propria, nati tam felix arte fuisses ;
Mansisset sanum si misero cerebrum.
Translation of Inscription [Lampsonius]:
To Joos van Cleve of Antwerp, painter.
Our muse shall not keep silent about you, among the Belgian artists, Joos, [you who are ] no trivial glory of painting. You would have been as happy in your son’s art as in your own, if only the wretch’s brain had remained healthy.
Hollstein 1994 no. 97