The Flemish painter Vincent Sellaer was, with Michiel Coxcie, the principal artist active in the mid-16th century in Mechelen, a city which had become the cultural centre of the Netherlands during the reign of Margaret of Austria. He has been convincingly identified with Vincent Geldersman who, according to van Mander, was known for his depictions of women from the Bible and mythology. It has been suggested that he may have visited France and worked at Fontainebleau. Additionally, a Lombard influence in his work would seem to indicate time spent in Northern Italy. Only one signed picture by him is known (Munich, Alte Pinakothek), dated 1538, which has led to attributions of several compositions, including Caritas (Madrid, Prado), the Holy Kinship (Stockholm, Nationalmuseum) and Judith (Berne, Kunstmuseum).