Portrait of Jean de Carondelet
Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen
Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen demonstrates his keen sense of observation by faithfully capturing his sitter, an influential Catholic cleric and statesman, at age sixty, paying equal attention to the topography of his face and the textures of the luxurious dark fur and fabric of his clothing. The artist animates Jean de Carondelet’s stern and blocky figure by enlivening the hands, one of which firmly grasps a pair of gray leather gloves, while the other contorts in an enigmatic gesture.
Oil on panel
30 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (78.1 x 62.2 cm)
frame: 42 × 36 × 4 in. (106.7 × 91.4 × 10.2 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Horace O. Havemeyer
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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)
overall, 47.76_framed_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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