By KENCKEL, Johann, 1710
Johannes Hubnerus olim Gymnasii Martisburgensis nunc Collegii Iohannei Hamburgensis Rector.
- Author: KENCKEL, Johann
- Publication place: Nuremberg
- Publisher: Johann Kenckel
- Publication date: c1710
- Physical description: Mezzotint portrait.
- Dimensions: 327 by 216mm. (12.75 by 8.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17789
The present portrait by mezzotinter Johann Kenckel shows Huber wearing a huge powdered wig, a cravat and his academic gown, which spills over the stone oval frame. Latin words within the frame identify his name and positions, while further text beneath the image consists of four lines of Latin verse penned by Johann Baptist Homann:
“Hubneri faciem bene sculptam plaudite Musae / Vester in hac multis dignus Apollo placet. / Miratur tantum felix Hamburga Magistrum, Deq. Scholis meritum Teutona terra Virum” (‘May the Muses approve of Hubner’s well-drawn visage; in this, may your fitting Apollo please many. Fortunate Hamburg is enthralled by such a teacher, as is the land of Germany, at a man worthy of his disciples’).
- BM Bb,6.11