BEER, Jan de
(b. ca. 1475, Antwerpen, d. ca. 1528, Antwerpen)
The Lamentationc. 1505
Pen and black ink, 153 x 229 mm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Jan de Beer was a prominent member of the Antwerp Mannerists who developed a new style in Antwerp in the early decades of the sixteenth century. In their drawings a lively line and vigorous hatching tend to fill any space not already filled, in marked contrast with the concentrated and self-effacing way most fifteenth-century Netherlandish artists drew. The Antwerp Mannerists' style may reflect the influence of Dürer's prints.
The Lamentation is the work of an artist from Jan de Beer's circle.