In the Christian tradition, Pentecost is the celebration of the person of the Holy Spirit coming upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus. It is also known as the birthday of the Catholic Church and celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. Pentecost is a moveable feast that falls 50 days after Easter, and is one of the Great feasts in Eastern Orthodoxy, a Solemnity in Roman Catholicism, and a Festival in Lutheranism.
Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (c.1475-1533) was a Northern Netherlandish designer of woodcuts and painter. He was a member of a family of artists, with his brother Cornelius Buys I being known as the Master of Alkmaar. His artworks include oil-on-panel pieces such as The Adoration of the Christ Child (c.1515) and The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne. His works can be found in various galleries, including the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago.