• Portrait of Jan Gerritsz van Egmond van de Nijenburg

    Artist:
    Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van. 1472/77-1533 or before
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    47,5x34,5 cm

Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van. 1472/77-1533 or before

Portrait of Jan Gerritsz van Egmond van de Nijenburg

Netherlands, 1515-1520s

In the 19th century this portrait was thought to be a work by Lucas van Leyden. The present attribution of this work to Oostsanen and the identification of the image in the portrait were made possible due to the comparison with the other versions of this portrait. One of these portraits is in the Louvre (Inv. № RF 1945- 20) and is dated 1516, while the other is now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Inv. № SK- A- 3838), dated 1518. It is presumed that this portrait represents Jan Gerritsz van Egmond van de Nijenburg, who served as the burgomaster of Alkmaar. In his right hand he holds a gold pomander intended for keeping aromatic substances. The landscape in the background has been recognized as the outskirts of the town of Nijenburg located close to the castle of Сount Floris V(1254–1296), where Jan Gerritsz served as the bailiff, the manager and the chastelain.

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Portrait of Jan Gerritsz van Egmond van de Nijenburg

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Technique:

oil

Dimensions:

47,5x34,5 cm

Place of finding:

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Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1922; handed over from the Counts Stroganov collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-4122

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