Engraving by Andries Jacobsz. Stock (Orenstein 1996, 267)
Signed ‘Hh form.’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.7 x 12.1 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
IOANNES BOLLIUS, MECHLINIENSIS. PICTOR
Pictorum sedes dedit hunc Mechlinia Bollum,
Arte, nitore urbes quae superat reliquas.
Rura, lacus aqueo quamvis sint ducta colore ;
Non tamen haec abeunt more fluentis aquae.
Translation of Inscription:
Hans Bol of Mechelen, painter
The home of painters, Mechelen, which outdoes other cities in skill and splendour, gave this Bol.
Although fields and lakes are traced in watery colour, still they do not depart like flowing water.1
- “more fluentis aquae”. The expression is from Ovid, Ars amatoria3.61Return to note reference