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Print made by Abraham Blooteling, 1640–1690, Dutch
after Nicolaes Maes, 1634–1693, Dutch
Published by Abraham Blooteling, 1640–1690, Dutch
Mr. Henricus Van Born
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 12 3/8 × 8 3/4 inches (31.5 × 22.2 cm) and 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:
Jonson, Benjamin (1572–1637), poet and playwright
Born, Henricus van (1630–1701), cleric and religious official
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Darkness Into Light - The Early Mezzotint (Yale University Art Gallery, 1976-02-03 - 1976-04-11)

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