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Born
Maubeuge 1478
probably born in 1478 (exh.cat. Amsterdam 1986, vol. 2, p. 119, Ainsworth 2010, p. 9); according to Thieme / Becker, the year of birth is around 1478 and is Gossart probably born in Castle Duurstede, near Utrecht (Thieme / Becker, vol. 14 (1921), p. 410)
Deceased
Middelburg (Zeeland) 1532-09-12/1532-10-13
J.K. Steppe, 'The year of death of Jan Gossaert' in exh. cat. Rotterdam 1965, p. 33-38; according to Thieme / Becker, the year of death lies between 1533 and 1536 (Thieme / Becker, vol.14 (1921), 410); possibly died in Antwerp (Ainsworth 2010, p. 11)
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
father of Pieter Gossart van Mabuse and Geertrui Gossart (Ecartico); father-in-law of Hendrik van der Heyden (ca. 1505-1558), painter in Leuven (Ainsworth 2010, p. 6, 22)
See also
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regarding the hypothesis about the collaboration with Gerard David, see Ainsworth 2010, p. 14-15; according to Van Mander 1604, fol. 229v Jan Mostaert denounced cooperation with Gossart:: 'Daer wort oock vertelt, dat Ian Mabuse zijn hulp te hebben versocht, in t'werck van d'Abdie te Middelborgh, dan Mostart sulcx afsloegh [...]'
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Period of activity
1508 - 1532
worked as a court artist successively for Philip of Burgundy (until 1524), Adolf of Burgundy (1524-1532) and Mencía de Mendoza (1530-1532)
Active in
  • Antwerpen 1503 - 1507
    in 1503 a 'Jennyn van Henegouwe' is mentioned as a free master in the 'Liggeren' of the Antwerp Saint Luke's Guild (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Rome 1508 - 1509
    traveled in 1508/1509 in the wake of Philip of Burgundy to Rome, where he made drawings of antique sculpture and architecture (Ainsworth 2010, p. 11)
  • Middelburg (Zeeland) 1509 - 1517
    vfrom 1509 stay in Middelburg near Soubourg castle where Philip of Burgundy stayed; after his installation as bishop of Utrecht in 1517 Philip stayed at Wijk bij Duurstede; it is uncertain whether Gossart stayed in Middelburg or moved with his most important client (Ainsworth 2010, p. 11, 16); the Janin de Waele, who was admitted to the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwebroederschap (Fraternity of Our Dear Lady) in Middelburg can probably be identified with Jan Gossart (Ainsworth 2010, p. 11)
  • Utrecht 1517 - 1524
    c. 1517-1524; according to Thieme / Becker, he had Jan van Scorel as a student (Thieme/Becker, vol. 14 (1921))
  • Mechelen 1523
    temporarily working in Mechelen in connection with assignments for Margaretha of Austria; Gossart was also employed in assignments in Mechelen afterwards (Ainsworth 2010, p. 16, 20)
  • Middelburg (Zeeland) 1524 - 1532
    worked for Adolf of Burgundy and therefore returned to Middelburg, where he died (Thieme / Becker, vol. 14 (1921)
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history (as a genre), portrait, vanitas, architecture (genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-02-07; Modification on: 2019-06-14

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