97. Arnold Mytens

Arnold Mytens engraving

Engraved by Hendrick Hondius (Orenstein 1996)
Signed ‘Hh f Cum privilegio’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.1 x 11.8 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

ARNOLDUS MYTENUS. BRUXELL.
Haerent parietibus monumenta ingentia sacris
    Arnolde Italiae, que1 recreant animos.
Ornas Italiam : primúm te ornaverat illa.
    Te Belgam laudans Itala terra colit.

Translation of Inscription:

Arnold Mytens of Brussels
Arnold, gigantic monuments, which refresh souls,2 cleave to the sacred walls of Italy.  You adorn Italy: first she adorned you.  Praising Belgium, the land of Italy honours you.

Hollstein 1994 no.109

 Karel Van Mander’s biography of Arnold Mytens 
 RKD artists biography

Footnotes:

  1. Read “quae”Return to note reference
  2. Cf. note on the text for 81. Hendrick van Cleef. Return to note reference