Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) Homepage Rota do Românico. ART HISTORY SPOT. 1.
Life and work. (i) Training and early works in The Hague, to 1425. According to a 16th-century Ghent tradition, represented by van Vaernewijck and Lucas d’Heere, Jan trained with his brother Hubert. Pietro Summonte’s assertion (1524) that he began work as an illuminator is supported by the fine technique and small scale of most of Jan’s works, by manuscript precedents for certain of his motifs, and by his payment in 1439 for initials in a book (untraced) for Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy.