Ioanni Maio, Pictori.Obijt Bruxelles 1559, aetat 59. ad D. Gaugerici conditus. 15.
Engraving. 164 x 121mm (6½ x 4¾"). Trimmed.
Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, or Jan Mayo (c.1500-1559), the Dutch Northern Renaissance painter who was honoured for his career in the service of Charles V. Around 1525 he became court painter to Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands and ten years later he accompanied the Emperor Charles V, at the Conquest of Tunis (1535). This journey supplied him with many scenes for his later works, and particularly the tapestries that he designed for the Regent, Mary of Hungary. The exotic backgdrop to this portrait (also including two figures imploring an armed man not to slay another) is perhaps intended as Tunis for this reason.
[Ref: 28874] £170.00