POURBUS, Pieter
(b. ca. 1523, Gouda, d. 1584, Brugge)

Portrait of Jan van Eyewerve

1551
Oil on oak panel, 97,7 x 71,4 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

The refined, full-face Portraits of Jan van Eyewerve and Jacquemyne Buuck, two wealthy Bruges citizens who had themselves painted on the occasion of their marriage, date from 1551. Jan van Eyewerve was orator (alderman) of the Deanery.They are shown in their living room, which overlooks the city's famous Kraanplein.

The paintings are signed beneath the window and dated above it.