|Artist||Crispijn de Passe the Younger|
|Published||Amsterdam, Joannes Janssonius, 1648|
|Dimensions||Image 158 x 106 mm, Plate 165 x 111 mm, Sheet 190 x 141 mm|
Latin verse by Gerardus Traudenius, the rector of the Latin School at Gouda (1615 -1623), below image and on verso.
From Florentius Schoonhovius' book of Emblems entitled: Emblemata, partim moralia, partim etiam civilia. Cum latiori eorundem ejusdem auctoris interpretatione. Accedunt et alia quaedam poëmatia in alijs poëmatum suorum libris non contenta.
Florentius Schoonhovius (1593-1648), was a lawyer and poet from the Dutch town of Gouda.
Crispijn de Passe the Younger (1594 - c.1670) was the son of prominent Dutch engraver and publisher Crispijn Van de Passe the Elder and the brother of engravers Simon, Willem and Magdalena de Passe. His father was the founder of a publishing house in Cologne that produced portraits of European nobility and other prints. The family were forced to leave Cologne because of their Anabaptist faith. They moved to Utrecht where van de Passe started another prosperous business, producing prints for the English market. After the death of his father in 1637, Crispijn was left to carry on the business, his siblings having all moved abroad. He resettled in Amsterdam but was not successful in his work and died in poverty.
Hollstein XVI, 173.