Portrait of Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (workshop of), c. 1533

Portrait of Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (workshop of), c. 1533

oil on panel, h 37.8cm × w 29.4cm. Catalogue entry

Long accepted as the earliest known north Nether-landish self-portrait, this is probably a copy after a lost work. Such portraits illustrate the increasing status of artists. Jacob, whose traditional nickname means ‘son of Cornelis from Oostsanen’, looks directly at us. Behind him is a paper with the date 1533 and his monogram, I W (inverted) v A (‘J[acob] W[ar] v[an] A[msterdam]’).

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