Jan Gossaert

c1478 Born probably in Maubeuge in the Flemish province of Hainault. The town is now in France.

1503 Becomes a master of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp.

1507 It seems that Gossaert is part of the retinue of Philip of Burgundy, the illegitimate son of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.

1508 Travels to Rome (via Verona and Florence) with Philip of Burgundy on a diplomatic mission to Pope Julius II.

1509 When the embassy returns to the Netherlands, Gossaert remains in Rome but returns a few months later.

1515 Philip of Burgundy commissions Gossaert together with Jacopo de’ Barbari to undertake decorations for his castle on Walcheren Island.

1517 Philip of Burgundy becomes Bishop of Utrecht and Gossaert is engaged to produce mythological scenes for his residence.

1524 After the death of Philip of Burgundy Gossaert moves to Middelburg in Zeeland where he probably opens a workshop.

1532 Dies, probably in Antwerp



Country, Region or State:

NetherlandsDuchy of BurgundyFlanders

Jan Gossaert - Selected Works

1514 St Luke Drawing the Virgin, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

1500–15 Adoration of the Kings, London, National Gallery

1516 Neptune and Amphitrite, Berlin, Gemäldergalerie

1517 Hercules and Deianeira, Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts

c1520 Metamorphosis of Hermaphroditus and Salmacis , Rotterdam, Boymans Van Beuningen Museum

1521 Descent from the Cross, Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum

c1522 Portrait of Jacqueline of Burgundy?, London, National Gallery

1527 Danaë, Munich, Alte Pinakothek

1520–28 An Elderly Couple, London, National Gallery

Jan Gossaert - Featured Paintings

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