99. Maarten de Vos

Maarten de Vos etching

Attributed to Simon Frisius

20.1 x 11.7 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

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

 Karel Van Mander’s biography of Maarten de Vos 
 Grove Art Online biography


  1. The absence of this “and” in the Latin makes for a very awkward line.Return to note reference