Signed ‘Hh ex.’ by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
20.1 x 11.9 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
IODOCUS WINGIUS, BRUXELL. PICTOR
Wingius hic multum pingebat corpora viva :
Venae, membra, artus, omnia consipicua.
Cujus laudatur, quae expressa est, Belgica nuda :
Quâ ostendit Patriae tristia fata suae.
Translation of Inscription:
Joos van Winghe of Brussels, painter
This van Winghe often painted living bodies – veins, limbs, joints, everything was remarkable. His Belgian nude, which has been printed,1 is praised. With her he showed the sad fate of his fatherland.
Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 159; Hollstein 2008 no. 179
Karel Van Mander’s biography of Joos van Winghe
Grove Art Online biography