143. Isaac Oliver

Isaac Oliver etching

Engraving by Robert de Baudous (Orenstein 1996, 40)
Signed ‘Hh exv.’ by Hendrick Hondius
20.6 x 11.9 cm

Transcription of Inscription:
ISAACUS OLIVERUS, ANGLUS, PICTOR.
Ad vivum laetos qui pingis imagine vultus,
   Olivere oculos mirificé hi capiunt
Corpora quae formas justo haec expressa Colore.

Multum est, cúm rebus convenit ipse color. 

 

Translation of Inscription:
Isaac Oliver the Englishman, painter.

You who paint images of lively,1 joyful faces, Oliver – these captivate (our) eyes wonderfully.  The bodies which you make – these are expressed in the right colours. 

It is a great thing, when colour itself is in harmony with things.

Orenstein 1996, Baudous no. 40
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Footnotes:

  1. or “from life”? – see note on 87. Crispijn van den Broeck.Return to note reference