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:

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


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