Offered by Jean Moust
Anonymous Flemish painter from Bruges, circa 1540, from the circle of Adriaen Isenbrant and of Ambrosius Benson
Portrait of a man, half-length
Oil on panel : 48,1 X 35,5 cm
Frame : 81,8 X 69,6 cm
Published by Georges Marlier, Ambrosius Benson, 1957, Cat. Nr. 197
Georges Marlier identified 24 paintings (amongst which ours) by an until now anonymous painter, active in Bruges, that stands stylistically in between Benson and Isenbrandt.
Ambrosius Benson was born in Lombardy, possibly in Milan. He probably arrived in Bruges in 1518 and remained here until his death in 1550. His clair-obscur is typical of Italy, his execution was strong and sculptural, he painted warm carnations and big dark eyes. It is not known where Adriaen Isenbrandt was born, possibly in Holland. His style was much more fluid, feminine, soft and subtle (sfumato) than Benson’s.
Price : on request