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Print made by Abraham Blooteling, 1640–1690
after Nicolaes Maes, 1634–1693
Published by Abraham Blooteling, 1640–1690
Mr. Henricus Van Born
Additional Title(s):
Hendrik van Born
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 12 3/8 × 8 3/4 inches (31.5 × 22.2 cm), Image: 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches (27.3 x 22.2 cm)

Inscribed on verso in brown ink, lower left: "20"; lower center: "after | 1634 - 1685"; in purple ink, lower right: "l. s. u."

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Vivam FONS vitae per florida gramina Lympham | Derivat CHRISTUS, torrida Corda rigans | His ex FONTANIS jucundô frigore fauces | Arentes resevat BORNIUS are micans. | Affectu in Collegum defideratifs. prono f. HENRICUS Vos Past. Amst. | inv. & Conf. Aug. & add."; lower center: "MR. HENRICUS VAN BORN AMSTELO. BAT. | Prius ALCMARLÆ supra IV, nunc Amstelodami ultra XXII Annos Pastor Ecclæ. invæ. Confi. Augæ. addictæ Sti. Ministerii Senior Ao. MDCLXXXIV Ætatis LIV. | BEELD! Gy zyt gedaan na't Leeven: | Maar de MAN, dien gy VERBEELDT | Ons met beeter BEELDEN Streelt: | IESUS-BEELD in't Hert gedreeven | Is het BEELD, dat blyst in Stant, | BEELD als ghy zyt aan een kant. | H. VOS. | Maes Pinxit. A. Blooteling Fecit et Exc. cum Privilegio Hollandiæ et Weststriside"; lower right: "Sieh hieden Edlen BORN vom Himmel uns geschenket, | Aus welchem CHRISTI Heerdt so reichlich wird getrenket: | Was GODJ in diesem BORN durch seinem Geistgegossen | Das hat ein duerstig Hertz met Freuden oft genossen. | Rev. Do. Collegæ Hon et Amor gr. Scribit JOANNES Colervs | Past. A. C. Amstel."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chair | clergy | clouds | coat | collar | column (architectural element) | curls | leaning | man | pillar | portrait | theologian
Associated People:
Born, Henricus van (1630–1701), cleric and religious official
Jonson, Benjamin (1572–1637), poet and playwright
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IIIF Manifest:

Darkness Into Light - The Early Mezzotint (Yale University Art Gallery, 1976-02-03 - 1976-04-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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