Portrait of Jean de Carondelet
Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen
On View: Beaux-Arts Court, North, 3rd Floor
Jan Vermeyen earned an international reputation as a court portraitist with paintings such as this one of the influential cleric and statesman Jean de Carondelet. The portraitist demonstrates his keen sense of observation by faithfully capturing his sitter at age sixty. Vermeyen unexpectedly animates this massive, stern figure by enlivening the hands. Carondelet firmly grasps a pair of gray leather gloves with one hand, while he contorts the other in an enigmatic but imperious gesture.
Oil on panel
30 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (78.1 x 62.2 cm)
Frame: 42 x 36 in. (106.7 x 91.4 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Horace O. Havemeyer
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Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen (Dutch, 1500-1559). Portrait of Jean de Carondelet, ca. 1530. Oil on panel, 30 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. (78.1 x 62.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Horace O. Havemeyer, 47.76 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.76_framed_SL3.jpg)
overall, 47.76_framed_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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