3 of 24 portraits by Hendrik Hondius (Hond)
by Hendrik Hondius (Hond)
line engraving, circa 1599
6 5/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (169 mm x 122 mm) plate size; 7 3/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (197 mm x 136 mm) paper size
acquired Oppe or Suckling prints, 1938
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Artistback to top
- Hendrik Hondius (Hond) (1573-1650), Printmaker, draughtsman and publisher. Artist associated with 24 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Events of 1599back to top
Current affairsRobert Devereux, Earl of Essex's campaign in Ireland is unsuccessful. He signs a truce with the leader of the rebellion Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone and returns to England without royal permission. He is placed under house arrest on his return to court.
King James VI of Scotland (future James I of England) writes Basilikon Doron ('The Royal Gift'), which asserts his theory of the divine right of kings.
Art and scienceThe Globe Theatre is built in London.
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is performed for the first time.
Death of the poet and administrator Edmund Spenser, author of The Faerie Queene.
Birth of the painter Anthony van Dyck in Antwerp (in present-day Belgium).
InternationalMichael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, deposes Andrew Báthory, Prince of Transylvania.
Akbar, Mughal Emperor of India, leads a campaign of conquest into southern India.