Bernard van Orley

(about 1488 - 1541)
Bernard van Orley Marie Haneton About 1518 - 1519


Van Orley’s flourishing workshop in Brussels produced paintings and designs for tapestries and stained glass. His paintings combine inspiration from Rogier van der Weyden’s emotionally expressive work with the ideal proportions of Italian Renaissance figures, especially those of Raphael. Van Orley was appointed court painter to Margaret of Austria, Regent of the Netherlands, in 1518. This helped secure his international reputation and brought him direct commissions from patrons in Spain associated with the ruling Spanish Hapsburgs in the Netherlands.