Attributed to Simon Frisius
20.1 x 11.7 cm
Transcription of Inscription:
MARTINUS VOSSIUS, ANTVERPIAN. PICTOR.
Qui se offert oculis, Martinus Vossius ille :
Cujus erat frater pictor, et ipse pater.
Arte hic Martinus sane est Hemskerkius alter.
Nam simili ductu pinxit uterque, modo.
Translation of Inscription:
Maarten de Vos of Antwerp, painter
He who presents himself to [your] eyes is that Maarten de Vos, whose brother, and even father, were painters. In his skill this Maarten is surely a second Heemskerk. For both painted with a similar stroke [and]1 manner.
Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 156; Hollstein 2008 no.176
- The absence of this “and” in the Latin makes for a very awkward line.Return to note reference