CORNELISZ VAN OOSTSANEN, Jacob
(b. ca. 1472, Oostzan, d. 1533, Amsterdam)

Portrait of a Man

c. 1518
Oil on panel, 37 x 24 cm
Private collection

The sitter of this portrait is Jan Gerritz. van Egmond van de Dijenborgh, elected Burgomaster of Alkmaar. He is portrayed bust-length wearing a black fur-trimmed coat, holding a pomander, seen within an arched decorated embrasure, a landscape beyond. It was suggested that the architectural framework and roughly-painted distant landscape are the work of workshop assistants.