17. cent., oil/canvas, 62,5 x 83 cm, some rest., relined. - Provenance: Important private collection Lower Saxony. - Flemish painter, a major exponent of Northern mannerism. V. was taught painting in the studio of Frans Floris. Thereafter he travelled Italy where he collaborated with Tintoretto in Venice. In 1558 he became master of the St. Luke's guils in Antwerp. Mus.: Paris (Louvre), Amsterdam (Rijksmus.), Vienna (Kunsthist. Mus.), Antwerp a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.