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Portrait of Jean de Carondelet

Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen

European Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, North, 3rd Floor
Jan Vermeyen earned an international reputation as a court portraitist with paintings such as this one of the influential cleric and statesman Jean de Carondelet. The portraitist demonstrates his keen sense of observation by faithfully capturing his sitter at age sixty. Vermeyen unexpectedly animates this massive, stern figure by enlivening the hands. Carondelet firmly grasps a pair of gray leather gloves with one hand, while he contorts the other in an enigmatic but imperious gesture.
MEDIUM Oil on panel
  • Place Made: Europe
  • DATES ca. 1530
    DIMENSIONS 30 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (78.1 x 62.2 cm) Frame: 42 x 36 in. (106.7 x 91.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, North, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Horace O. Havemeyer
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen (Dutch, 1500-1559). Portrait of Jean de Carondelet, ca. 1530. Oil on panel, 30 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (78.1 x 62.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Horace O. Havemeyer, 47.76 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.76_framed_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 47.76_framed_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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