detail of engraving with compass and ruler in the background

Architects (as described in the texts that frame the portraits) in the Hendrick Hondius’s 1610 Pictorum.

2 people in this category

43. Lambert Lombard
43. Lambert Lombard

43. Lambert Lombard

Engraving, second state
Signed 'Hh ex.' by Hendrick Hondius
Copy in same direction as Cock 1572 engraved Pictorum

20.1 x 11.9 cm

Transcription of Inscription [Lampsonius]:

Elogium, ex merito quod te, Lombarde, decebat,
     Non libet hîc paucis texere versiculis :
Continet hoc ea charta (legi si nostra merentur)
     De te quam fecit Λαμψονίοτε γραφίς

Translation of Inscription [Lampsonius]:

To Lambert Lombard of Liège, painter and architect
It does not please [me], Lombard, to write here in a few verses an epigraph which would be suitable to your merits.  Those pages contain it which (if our works deserve to be read) the Lampsonian pen1 wrote about you.

Hollstein 1994 no. 99

 Karel Van Mander's biography of Lambert Lombard
 Grove Art Online biography

View the 1572 print
View both prints side by side


95. Michiel Coxcie
95. Michiel Coxcie

95. Michiel Coxcie

Etching and engraving
Signed 'Hh exc.' by Hendrick Hondius, attributed to Simon Frisius
20.4 x 12.4 cm

Transcription of Inscription:

Coexius illustris pictor, Mechlinia cujus
   Patria, doctorum quae fuit artificum.
Hic magno pinxit.  nam Zeuxis creditur esse :
   Carus divitibus, principibúsque Viris. 

Translation of Inscription:

Michiel Coxie of Mechelen, painter
Coxie was an illustrious painter, whose fatherland was Mechelen, which was that of learned artists.2 He painted for a great price.  For he was believed to be Zeuxis,3 [and] was dear to the rich and to princely men.

Orenstein 1996, Frisius no. 142; Hollstein 2008 no.162

 Karel Van Mander's biography of Michiel Coxie 
 Grove Art Online biography


  1. This for the Greek Λαμψονίοτε γραφίς.  Λαμψονίοτε is apparently the author’s attempt to invent a Greek adjective based on his name.  However, the form is bad Greek (better would be Λαμψονιοτὴ) and neither the author’s form nor mine will help the metre. The work by Lampsonius’s pen referred to is his biography of Lambert Lombard: Lamberti Lombardi apud Eburiones pictoris celeberrimi vita, Bruges, 1565.Return to note reference
  2. If this is obscure, one could translate "which was [the fatherland] of learned artists".Return to note reference
  3. As was 119. Michael van Mierevelt.Return to note reference