Geertgen Tot Sint Jans

Netherlandish Northern Renaissance Painter, ca.1460-1490 Geertgen tot Sint Jans is also known as Geertgen van Haarlem, Gerrit van Haarlem, or Gerrit Gerritsz.[citation needed] Alternative spellings of his first name are Gheertgen, Geerrit, and Gheerrit, where G(h)eertgen is the diminutive form of G(h)eerrit. Presumably, he was born in Leiden, then in the Burgundian Netherlands in the Holy Roman Empire, around the year 1465. The assignment of Leiden as his birth place is traceable to a 17th century print by Jacob van Matham. There is no known archival evidence for this claim by Jacob van Matham. The modern acceptance of Leiden as Geertgen's birth place is roughly traceable to Johann Kessler's dissertation of 1930. Probably, Geertgen was a pupil of Albert van Ouwater, who was one of the first oil painters in the northern Low Countries. Both painters lived in the city of Haarlem. Geertgen was attached to the monastery of the Knights of Saint John, for whom he painted an altarpiece. Although Geertgen was not a member of the Order of Saint John, his last name "tot Sint Jans" was derived from the order's name and means "unto Saint John". Geertgen died in Haarlem, then the Habsburg Netherlands in the Holy Roman Empire, around the year 1495, when he was approximately 28 years old. He was buried in the monastery of the Knights of Saint John. Modern scholars have attempted to calculate the artist's death date with the information from The Painting-Book (Middle Dutch: Het Schilder-Boeck) by Karel van Mander, published in 1604. There are some archival traces that suggest he may in fact have lived into the 16th century.

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Geertgen Tot Sint Jans John the Baptist in the Wilderness oil painting


John the Baptist in the Wilderness
Painting ID::  2058
Artist: Geertgen Tot Sint Jans
Painting: John the Baptist in the Wilderness
Introduction: Staatliche Museen, Berlin
   
   
     

Geertgen Tot Sint Jans The Bones of John the Baptist oil painting


The Bones of John the Baptist
Painting ID::  2059
Artist: Geertgen Tot Sint Jans
Painting: The Bones of John the Baptist
Introduction: 1475-76 Art History Museum, Vienna
   
   
     

Geertgen Tot Sint Jans The Raising of Lazarus (mk05) oil painting


The Raising of Lazarus (mk05)
Painting ID::  20045
Artist: Geertgen Tot Sint Jans
Painting: The Raising of Lazarus (mk05)
Introduction: Wood 50 x 38 1/4''(127 x 97 cm)Acquired in 1902
   
   
     

Geertgen Tot Sint Jans St John the Baptist in the Widerness (mk08) oil painting


St John the Baptist in the Widerness (mk08)
Painting ID::  21256
Artist: Geertgen Tot Sint Jans
Painting: St John the Baptist in the Widerness (mk08)
Introduction: c.1485-1490 Oil on wood,42x28cm Berlin,Gemaldegalerie,Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preubischer Kulturbeitz
   
   
     

Geertgen Tot Sint Jans St.Bavo oil painting


St.Bavo
Painting ID::  29203
Artist: Geertgen Tot Sint Jans
Painting: St.Bavo
Introduction: mk65 Oil on canvas transferred from panel 14x12"
   
   
     

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     Netherlandish Northern Renaissance Painter, ca.1460-1490 Geertgen tot Sint Jans is also known as Geertgen van Haarlem, Gerrit van Haarlem, or Gerrit Gerritsz.[citation needed] Alternative spellings of his first name are Gheertgen, Geerrit, and Gheerrit, where G(h)eertgen is the diminutive form of G(h)eerrit. Presumably, he was born in Leiden, then in the Burgundian Netherlands in the Holy Roman Empire, around the year 1465. The assignment of Leiden as his birth place is traceable to a 17th century print by Jacob van Matham. There is no known archival evidence for this claim by Jacob van Matham. The modern acceptance of Leiden as Geertgen's birth place is roughly traceable to Johann Kessler's dissertation of 1930. Probably, Geertgen was a pupil of Albert van Ouwater, who was one of the first oil painters in the northern Low Countries. Both painters lived in the city of Haarlem. Geertgen was attached to the monastery of the Knights of Saint John, for whom he painted an altarpiece. Although Geertgen was not a member of the Order of Saint John, his last name "tot Sint Jans" was derived from the order's name and means "unto Saint John". Geertgen died in Haarlem, then the Habsburg Netherlands in the Holy Roman Empire, around the year 1495, when he was approximately 28 years old. He was buried in the monastery of the Knights of Saint John. Modern scholars have attempted to calculate the artist's death date with the information from The Painting-Book (Middle Dutch: Het Schilder-Boeck) by Karel van Mander, published in 1604. There are some archival traces that suggest he may in fact have lived into the 16th century.