Master of the Prodigal Son (active Antwerp mid 16th Century)
Oil on panel
Width: 142cm / Height: 108cm
Named after the large altarpiece now in the Kunshistorisches Museum in Vienna which depicts the Parable of the Prodigal Son, the master of the present work comes very close in style to both Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502-1550) and Frans Floris (1517-1570). This stylistic affinity suggests that the artist was active in Antwerp during the second quarter of the 16th Century.