(b. ca. 1490, Bruges, d. 1551, Bruges)


Netherlandish painter. He became a master in Bruges in 1510 and is said by an early source to have been a pupil of Gerard David. Otherwise, virtually nothing is known of him and there are no signed or documented works. However, in 1902 the Belgian art historian Georges Hulin de Loo proposed Isenbrandt as the author of a large group of paintings deriving from David, and the identification has generally been accepted. Previously the paintings had been attributed to Jan Mostaert and the anonymous Master of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, named after a diptych of the subject divided between the church of Notre-Dame in Bruges and the Musées Royaux in Brussels. Because of the uncertainty, some authorities prefer to use the name Isenbrandt in inverted commas.