COCK, Jan Wellens de
(b. ca. 1490, Leiden, d. before 1529, Antwerpen)

St Christopher in a Panoramic Landscape

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Oil on canvas, 56 x 93 cm
Private collection

St Christopher is shown here crossing the water while a hermit holding a lantern stands on the opposite bank of the river. In the foreground, the landscape is dominated by earth-coloured tones. However, the greens in the intermediary planes lead the viewer's gaze to the luminous bluish background with silvery highlights. This panoramic landscape was inspired by Patenier.