CLEVE, Joos van
(b. ca. 1485, Antwerpen, d. 1540, Antwerpen)

Virgin and Child

c. 1535
Wood, 75,5 x 54,5 cm
Landesmuseum, Oldenburg

Together with Gossaert and Heemskerck, Joos van Cleve was a leading figure among the Romanists - the artists who introduced Italian classicism to the Netherlands, contributing to the final demise of lingering Gothic tendencies.