Jan Mostaert

c.1475-1555 Holland/Northern Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Jan Mostaert of Haarlem may have been a pupil of Geertgen tot Sint Jans, and there is a strong influence of Geertgen in his work. However, old accounts state Jacob Janszen of Haarlem, as his true master. Margaret of Austria, who was Regent of the Netherlands, sister to Philip I, King of Spain, engaged him as her painter. She took him on her journeys, mainly as a portraitist for her subjects and nobility. She retained him in her service for eighteen years. Yet despite his travels, he maintained his Dutch style of painting. However, he did pictures of foreign lands which he could only have learned about through literature and illustrations. His landscape of the West Indies being his most noted one which is in the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem. The Great Fire of Haarlem in 1576 consumed most of his paintings. He is also known as Master of Oultremont and sometimes confused with Waagen'sche Mostaert, who was Adriaen Isenbrant.

 

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a young man

a young man


abraham and hagar

abraham and hagar


adoration of the magi

adoration of the magi

Christ appearing to
his mother in limbo

Christ appearing to his mother in limbo

christ shown to
the people

christ shown to the people

jacob jansz van
der meer

jacob jansz van der meer]

joost van bronckhorst
bleiswijk

joost van bronckhorst bleiswijk

joseph explaining the
dreams of the baker

joseph explaining the dreams of the baker and the cupbearer


lamentation

lamentation


portrait of a courtier

portrait of a courtier[


portrait of a woman

 portrait of a woman

portrait of a
young man

portrait of a young man

portrait of abel
van den colster

portrait of abel van den colster

portrait of an
african man

portrait of an african man


saint christopher

saint christopher


the crucifixion

the crucifixion

the holy family
at table

the holy family at table


the prophet isaiah

the prophet isaiah


the prophet jeremiah

the prophet jeremiah


the tree of jesse

the tree of jesse


unknown man

unknown man

west indian
landscape

west indian landscape