Jan Gossaert (Flemish, c1475/78-1532)
oil on wood, Framed: 68 x 56 x 4.5 cm (26 3/4 x 22 x 1 3/4 in.); Unframed: 47.7 x 36.6 cm (18 3/4 x 14 3/8 in.). John L. Severance Fund 1972.47
Among the first northern European artists to study in Rome, Gossaert returned north to serve in various German and Flemish courts, incorporating Italian Renaissance ideas. Gossaert also painted the frame, including the Latin inscription: "Mother, may your contemplation be our reconciliation." The patron is likely Mencía de Mendoza, a Spanish noblewoman, one of the most important art collectors and intellectuals of the early 1500s.
Los Angeles Museum, 1933: "A Collection of European Paintings from the Early Renaissance to the Modernists," cat. no. 9, illus.
Toledo(Ohio) Museum of Art, 1935: "French and Flemish Primitives," cat. no. 16, illus.
New York, M Knoedler and Co., 1942: "French and Flemish Primitives, " illus. opp. p. 84.
CMA, March 1973: " Year in Review 1972," cat.: Bull., LX (March 1973), CMA 1973: "Dutch Art and Life in the Seventeenth Century"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (10/5/2010 - 1/17/2011) and the National Gallery, London (2/23/2011 - 5/30/2011): "Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossaert's Renaissance"
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