Portrait of Jan Gerritsz van Egmond van de Nijenburg, Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (workshop of), c. 1518

Portrait of Jan Gerritsz van Egmond van de Nijenburg, Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (workshop of), c. 1518

oil on panel, h 42.4cm × w 32.8cm Catalogue entry

This sitter was a member of a prominent Dutch family. He served as bailiff and burgomaster of Alkmaar. In his right hand he holds a prayer nut encased in silver or gold, an extremely costly object for private devotion. He used it to demonstrate his piety, but also, and primarily, his affluence.

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