GEERTGEN tot Sint Jans
(b. 1460/65, Leiden, d. 1490, Haarlem)

Man of Sorrows

c. 1495
Oil on panel, 26 x 25 cm
Aartsbisschoppelijke Musea, Utrecht

Geertgen tot Sint Jans, a servant of the wealthy Commandery of the Knights of St John in Haarlem, was among the most talented late fifteenth-century Dutch painters. Several of his smaller pictures, made probably for the brothers' devotional use, explore the range of human emotions. His Man of Sorrows can easily be held in one's hand.

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