Quintinus Mesius Anver: Pianus Pictor.Ante faber fueram Cyclopeus; ast ubi mecum, Ex aequo pictor coepit amars1 procus: Seque graves tuditum tonitrus postferre silenti, Peniculo obiecit cauta puella mihi: Pictorem me fecit amor. tudes innuit illud, Exiguus, tabulis quae nota certa meis, Sic ubi Vulcanum nato Venus arma rogarat, Pictorem e fabro summe Poeta facis.
Engraving, rare. 202 x 121mm. 8 x 4¾". Glued to backing sheet
Quentin Matsys (1466-1529) was a painter in the Flemish tradition and a founder of the Antwerp School. In the background a blacksmith and his forge, alluding to the legend that Matsys trained as a blacksmith before becoming a painter. Copy in same direction as Cock 1572 engraved Pictorum.
In the Courtauld Gallery.
[Ref: 24828] £160.00