85. Cornelius Visscher

Cornelius Visscher engraving

Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 42)
Signed ‘Hh form.’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.6 x 12.2 cm

Transcription of Inscription:
Postremos inter non est Vischerus habendus,
     Austriaci, Auriaci clarus imaginibus.
Principis exemplar cum quaerant undique vestrum
     Pictores : Magno magnus es Auriaco.

Translation of Inscription:
Cornelius Visscher of Gouda

Visscher, famous for images of the Hanoverian and the [Prince] of Orange, is not to be counted among the least.  Since painters from everywhere seek your1 image of the prince, you are great by the great [Prince of] Orange. 

Orenstein 1996, Baudous no. 42
Grove Art Online biography 


  1. This for “vestrum”, which indicates a plural “you”.  Unless more than one person is responsible for the image, this usage is bad Latin.Return to note reference