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Portrait of Joris (?) van den Heede

Portrait of Joris (?) van den Heede

Pieter Pourbus (in circa 1555)

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The coat-of-arms is of the branch of the Van den Heede family that was linked to the Lannoy family. Top left and bottom right on the coat-of-arms, refer to the Van den Heede family, bottom left and top right to Lannoy. This branch lived in Bruges and Oudenaarde. In general, the person in the portrait is identified as Joris van den Heede, who must have been born around 1520. From his first marriage with Livina de Baenst, who died in 1541, he had a son, Maximillian. His second marriage with Eleonora van der Beken brought forth two daughters, Anna and Eleonora. Joris van den Heede died in 1569.

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Title Portrait of Joris (?) van den Heede
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 46.2 cm
Height 64.3 cm
Artists Schilder: Pieter Pourbus
Accession number 1681 (OK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1867
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1867
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
External exhibitions Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
Pieter Pourbus (2018)
Geographical origin Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Pieter Pourbus

Gouda circa 1523 - Brugge 1584

Pieter Pourbus lived and worked in Bruges. In his religious works, he painted in the Italianate style of Lancelot Blondeel, who was his father-in-law. His...

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