63. Pieter Aertsen

Pieter Aertsen engraving

Engraved by Hendrick Hondius (Orenstein 1996)
Signed ‘Hh fecit’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.2 x 12.6 cm

Transcription of Inscription:
Chromata mirantur docti, ductúsque viriles,
    Et Tabulas magnas quas tua dextra dedit.
Corpore longus eras : et formans Corpora longa,
    Tu, LONGE, ostendis magna placere tibi.

Translation of Inscription:
Pieter Aertsen, the Long of Amsterdam, painter.
The learned wonder at your colours, your manly strokes, and the great paintings which your hand produced.  You were long in body, and made long bodies: Long one, you have shown that great things please you. 

Hollstein 1994 no.105

Karel Van Mander’s biography of Pieter Aertsen
Grove Art Online biography