The Brunswick Monogrammist

active about 1535 - 1555

The Master is named after a monogrammed painting of 'The Parable of the Great Supper’ in the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum in Brunswick (Braunschweig). The monogram has not been convincingly deciphered but the picture may be associated with several others of religious and secular subjects, which, from the costume, seem to be of the period between about 1535 and 1555. The painter has often been identified as Jan van Amstel, active in Antwerp by 1527 and dead by 1543.