59. Heinrich Aldegrever

Heinrich Aldegrever etching

Etching and engraving
Signed ‘Hh’ by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
20.4 x 12.7 cm

Transcription of Inscription:
HENRICUS ALDEGREVER, VESTPHALUS. PICTOR, ET SCULPTOR 
Vestphalus incultus non Aldegravius hic est,
Regum et Doctorum clarus imaginibus.
Sartorem rege pinxit bene, Vestphaliam qui
Subtili filo strinxerat ingenii.

Translation of Inscription:
Heinrich Aldegrever, the Westphalian, painter and sculptor
This Aldegrever is not an uneducated Westphalian. He was famous for images of kings and learned men.  He painted well the tailor king,1 he who had bound Westphalia with the subtle thread of his genius. 

Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 136; Hollstein 2008 no. 156
Karel Van Mander’s biography of Heinrich Aldegrever
Grove Art Online biography

Footnotes:

  1. Jan van LeydenReturn to note reference