VERMEYEN, Jan Cornelisz.
(b. ca. 1500, Beverwijk, d. 1559, Bruxelles)


Netherlandish painter and tapestry designer, probably a pupil of Mabuse. About 1525 he became Court Painter to Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands at Mechelen and in 1535 he accompanied the Emperor Charles V to Tunis. This journey supplied him with scenes for later works, including tapestries designed 1545/48 for the Regent, Mary of Hungary. At present many portraits are ascribed to him on very little evidence, as an alternative to Scorel, Heemskerck or Lucas van Leyden.