How you can use this image
Buy a print or image licence
You can purchase this reproduction
If you have any products in your basket we recommend that you complete your purchase from Art UK before you leave our site to avoid losing your purchases.
Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
We don‘t know the identity of the young man in this small portrait, but his clothes are those of a wealthy individual. The fur of his cuffs and collar is spotted, which is unusual in mid-fifteenth-century Netherlandish painting; it might be lynx. The laced collar of his doublet is perhaps a German rather than Netherlandish fashion.
Behind him is a blue and white striped background patterned with rain clouds. There are words in between the clouds: har las uber gan (’Lord, let it pass over'). This is presumably the sitter’s motto – though not unique to him – asking God to let trouble pass away.
perhaps about 1450
Oil on oak
H 17.8 x W 12.4 cm
Salting Bequest, 1910