Albrecht Bouts

born between 1451 and 1455; died 1549

Albrecht Bouts was born in Leuven between 1451 and 1455, the younger son of the artist Dirk Bouts. He seems to have had a prosperous career and died at a very advanced age in 1549. He was closely associated with the Augustinian Order for whom he painted an altarpiece of the Assumption of the Virgin (Brussels) which includes his self-portrait.