WEYDEN, Rogier van der
(b. 1400, Tournai, d. 1464, Bruxelles)
Portrait of a Man (reverse side)1440s
Oil on panel, 33,7 x 23,5 cm
Courtauld Gallery, London
The holly branch on the back refers to the man's motto: "Je he ce que mord." Its meaning has not been fully clarified; it could mean either "I hate what bites," or "I hate what I bite."