Hiernoymo Boschio, Pictori (Portrait of Hieronymus Bosch), Plate 3 from Pictorum Aliquot Celebrium Germaniae Inferioris Effigies (Effigies of some celebrated painters, chiefly of Lower Germany)

Cornelis Cort, Netherlandish, 1533 - 1578


about 1565; published about 1600-1601

Engraving on laid paper

Plate: 7 11/16 × 4 3/4 in. (19.5 × 12 cm)

Sheet: 12 5/8 × 7 5/8 in. (32.1 × 19.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund



Theodor Galle, Antwerp


Place Made: Netherlands, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, upper center: Obijt Siluoeducis [oe in ligature] in patria circa an. 1500 / 3; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: 3 HIERNOYMO BOSCHIO, PICTORI. / Quid sibi vult, Hironyme Boschi, / Ille oculus tuus attonitus? quid / Pallor in ore? velut lemures si, / Spectra Erebi volitantia coràm / Aspiceres? Tibi Ditis auari / Crediderim patuisse recessus [ss in ligature], / Tartareasque domos: tua quando / Quicquid habet sinus imus Auerni / Tam potuit bene pingere dextra.; inscribed, in plate, lower left: Th. Galle excud.; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: H. Cock SC; Watermark, center: II [unidentified]


R.E. Lewis, Inc., San Rafael, California; sold to present collection, 1962.

Catalogue Raisonne

Bartsch vol. 52: 204 (187); Hollstein 2023-2035.I (The Wierix Family); New Hollstein (Dutch & Flemish) 223.I (Cornelis Cort); Riggs 1977: 269

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