Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart), 'A Man holding a Glove'

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Jan Gossaert, 'Man holding a glove'
fig.14 Detail from NG946, the sitter’s hat
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Jan Gossaert, 'Man holding a glove'
fig.3 Photomicrograph of NG946 showing the hat with laces
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A shadow behind the sitter's head appears to be cast by him across the background. His hat is dark grey; the brim is turned up and held with laces tipped with yellow metal (fig.14); the hat is worn over a yellow cap (possibly made from gold threads) (fig.3). Though his hair is black, his beard is brown. His eyes are brown (fig.15), with yellow rings around the pupils. Over a black doublet he wears a pink gown trimmed and lined with brownish-grey fur; the bands around the upper sleeves are black and the foresleeves are brown (?) velvet. The tablecloth is red (fig.12), the glove greyish-brown leather; the two rings are gold, the upper being set with a red stone, the lower with a blue jewel (fig.16). In the lower-right corner is the inventory number ‘n88’, discussed under Provenance (fig.2).

 

Jan Gossaert, 'Man holding a glove'
fig.12 Photomicrograph of NG946 showing sgraffito to give texture to the table cloth
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Jan Gossaert, 'Man holding a glove'
fig.15 Photomicrograph of NG946 showing the sitter’s right eye
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Jan Gossaert, 'Man holding a glove'
fig.16 Photomicrograph of NG946 showing the rings
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Jan Gossaert, 'Man holding a glove'
fig.2 Detail from NG946, bottom right corner with inventory number
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