73. Hubert Goltzius

Hubert Goltzius engraving

(After Philip Galle’s engraving after Anthonis Mor.)
Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 39)
Signed ‘Hh exc.’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.5 x 12.4 cm (irregular plate)

Transcription of Inscription:
HUBERTUS GOLTZIUS, VENLON. PICTOR
Ut gemma in nitido fulget praestantior auro
   Chalcographus nitidus, clarus et Historicus:
Et Sculptor, Pictor : Romana Nomismata1, Fasti
Romanum civem quem voluere suum.

Translation of Inscription:
Hubert Goltzius of Venlo, painter 
As a gem gleams more prominently in shining gold, [so] the shining bronze-engraver was also a famous historian, and a sculptor and painter, whom Roman coins and calendars wanted as their own Roman citizen.2

Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 145; Hollstein 2008 no. 165

 Karel Van Mander’s biography of Hubert Goltzius
 Grove Art Online biography 

Footnotes:

  1. Sic.Return to note reference
  2. The author is apparently attempting to say that Goltzius knew enough about Roman coins and calendars to be a citizen of ancient Rome.Return to note reference