Identifying Two Family Members in Jacob Cornelisz’s Amsterdam Workshop: Cornelis Buys and Cornelis Anthonisz

D. Meuwissen, Molly Faries

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


The Amsterdam painter, Jacob Cornelisz, established
one of the largest and most diversified workshops
of his time – as has been made abundantly clear by the
exhibitions in Alkmaar and Amsterdam in the spring of
2014. In this paper, the authors build on the research
associated with the exhibitions as well as discoveries
made by Amsterdam archivist, S.A.C. (Bas) Dudok van
Heel, in publishing the genealogy that included Jacob
Cornelisz along with other painters known as Cornelis
Buys. These insights open up possibilities for new attributions,
allowing the identification of one workshop assistant
as Cornelis Jacobsz alias Cornelis Buys, Jacob Cornelisz’s
eldest son, and the identification of another assistant,
the Berlin Sketchbook Master, as Jacob’s grandson, Cornelis
Anthonisz. This, in turn, reveals hitherto unknown
contributions made to Jacob’s shop by Jan van Scorel
after his return from Italy in 1524.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Studies of Paintings: Problems of Attribution (15th-17th Centuries)
Subtitle of host publicationPapers presented at the Nineteenth Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting held in Bruges, 11-13 September 2014
EditorsA. Dubois, J. Couvert, T.-H. Borchert
Place of PublicationLeuven
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789042937192
ISBN (Print)9789042935327
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameUnderdrawing and Technology in Painting. Symposia


  • Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen
  • Cornelis Buys
  • Workshop practice
  • Amsterdam


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