Portrait of Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (c. 1472/77-1528/33), Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (workshop of), c. 1533

Portrait of Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (c. 1472/77-1528/33), Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (workshop of), c. 1533

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

Self portraits signal a growing awareness among artists of their own role. This work was long thought to be the earliest self portrait of an artist in the Northern Netherlands. Jacob Cornelisz is looking directly at the viewer; behind him on a piece of paper is the date, 1533, and the artist’s monogram I (Iacob), A (Amsterdam) around an inverted W: for Warre, his surname.

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