(b. 1492, Augsburg, d. after 1521, Augsburg)
Portrait of Jan Gossart1520s
Castello Sforzesco, Milan
Jan Gossart (Mabuse) was a Flemish painter, credited by Vasari with being the first to bring from Italy to the North the art of depicting 'historie' and 'poesie' with nude figures.
The medal is inscribed IO MALBODIUS PICTOR AB IO NIGRO GERMANO AD VIVVM EXPRESSVS (I Mabuse Painter by German Schwarz represented from life).