Portrait of a Man

Image credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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A pupil of Jan van Scorel, Heemskerck spent the years 1532–1535 in Rome where he made a systematic study of ancient Roman remains. After his return to the Netherlands he worked in Haarlem, specialising in flamboyant paintings and prints of religious themes and classical allegories. His portraits, such as this work of about 1540 and its pendant, 'Portrait of a Woman' (NMW A 235), have a sober naturalism which stems from the fifteenth-century Netherlandish tradition of Jan van Eyck and Robert Campin.

Portrait of a Man




oil on oak panel


H 39.8 x W 33 cm

Accession number

NMW A 234

Acquisition method

purchased at Christie's, 1985

Work type



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