Portrait of a Young Man

The sitter holds a heart-shaped devotional book and his glance suggests that another picture, possibly an image of the Virgin and Child, was joined to this, to make a diptych.

On the ledge are an inkpot and pencase. In the background is the church of Notre Dame du Sablon, Brussels, the town where the artist probably worked. He is named after a painting with a view of the church of St Gudula in Brussels.

Key facts

Artist dates
active later 15th century
Full title
Portrait of a Young Man
Date made
probably early 1480s
Medium and support
Oil on oak
22.8 x 14 cm
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery