Jacob van Oostsanen
Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (c. 1465-1533) was a Dutch painter. He was a celebrated artist in the 16th century. His studio on the Kalverstraat, then already a fashionable street, developed into a highly productive workshop, taking commissions from patrons in Holland and beyond. He painted portraits and religious compositions, as well as combinations of the two, in print or oils.
Van Oostsanen is one of the great masters from the Northern Netherlands who laid the foundation for the flourishing success of Dutch art that followed. His works show how art developed during his lifetime from the late medieval period to the early Renaissance.