All Quentin Massys 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
41410 Erasmus  Erasmus   mk160 Painted in 1517 and now in the Galleria Nazional in Rome
25903 Erasmus of Rotterdam (mk45)  Erasmus of Rotterdam (mk45)   1517 Oil on panel 58x45cm Rome,Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica
57288 Lending and his wife  Lending and his wife   mk255 for in 1493. 0.56 x 0.44 meters canvas. Paris, the Louvre
45552 Museum national the throning madonna  Museum national the throning madonna   mk186 around 1525 Berlin foundation, Gemaldegalerie
21384 Portrait of a Canon (mk08)  Portrait of a Canon (mk08)   c.1510-1520 Oil on wood 60x73cm Vaduz,Collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein
42942 Portrait of a Grotesque Old Woman  Portrait of a Grotesque Old Woman   mk170 circa 1525 Oil on oak 64.2x45.5cm
2887 Portrait of a Notary  Portrait of a Notary   c1510 National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
23377 Portrait of a Notay (nn03)  Portrait of a Notay (nn03)   c 1510 Oil on panel 80 x 64.5 cm 31 1/2 x 25 1/4 in National Gallery of Scotland Edinburgh
30477 Portrait of Erasmus  Portrait of Erasmus   mk68 Oil on wood Transferred to canvas National Gallery of Art of the Past 1517 Netherlands
30471 The Money Changer and His Wife  The Money Changer and His Wife   mk68 Oil on wood 29"x26 3/4" Paris 1514 Netherlands
21383 The Money-changer and his wife (mk08)  The Money-changer and his wife (mk08)   1514 Oil on wood, 70x67cm Paris,Musee National du Louvre
2886 The Moneylender and his Wife  The Moneylender and his Wife   1514 Musee du Louvre, Paris
40309 The Moneylender and His Wife  The Moneylender and His Wife   mk156 1514 Oil on panel 71x68cm Musee du Louvre,Paris
20253 The Moneylender and His Wife (mk05)  The Moneylender and His Wife (mk05)   Wood,28 x 26 1/2''(71 x 67 cm)Acquired in 1806
38423 The Ugly Duchess  The Ugly Duchess   1525-30 Oil on wood
20252 The Virgin and Child (mk05)  The Virgin and Child (mk05)   1529 Wood,27 x 20''(68 x 51 cm)Entered the Louvre in 1903
42930 The Virgin and Child Enthroned,with four Angels  The Virgin and Child Enthroned,with four Angels   mk170 circa 1495 Oil on oak 62.2x43.2cm
52561 Virgin and Child in a Landscape  Virgin and Child in a Landscape   Wood Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterda

Quentin Massys
1464-1530 Flemish Quentin Massys Galleries Quentin Matsys, his first name also recorded as Quinten or Kwinten and his last name as Massys, Metsys, or Matsijs (1466 - 1530), was a painter in the Flemish tradition and a founder of the Antwerp school. He was born at Leuven, where he was trained as an ironsmith. Near the front of the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp is a wrought-iron well, known as the "Matsys Well," which according to tradition was made by the painter-to-be. During the greater part of the 15th century, the centres in which the painters of the Low Countries most congregated were Tournai, Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. Leuven gained prominence toward the close of this period, employing workmen from all of the crafts. Not until the beginning of the 16th century did Antwerp take the lead which it afterward maintained against Bruges, Ghent, Brussels, Mechelen and Leuven. Matsys, as a member of Antwerp's Guild of Saint Luke, was one of its first notable artists. A legend relates how Matsys, while a smith in Leuven, fell in love with the daughter of a painter; by changing his trade to painting, he hoped that she would love him in return. Less poetic but perhaps more likely is another version of the story: Quentin's father, Josse Matsys, was clockmaker and architect to the municipality of Leuven. The question arose as to which of his sons, Quentin or Josse, should follow in this lucrative business. Josse the son elected to succeed the father. Quentin then took up the study of painting. We are not told expressly by whom Matsys was taught, but his style seems to have derived from the lessons of Dirk Bouts, who brought to Leuven the influence of Memling and van der Weyden. When Matsys settled at Antwerp at the age of twenty-five, his own style contributed importantly to reviving Flemish art along the lines of van Eyck and van der Weyden. What characterizes Matsys in particular is a strong religious feeling, an inheritance from earlier schools. This feeling was permeated by a realism which often favored the grotesque. The faces of the boors of Steen or Ostade may well have had predecessors in the pictures of Matsys, though he was not inclined to use them in the same homely way. From the example of van der Weyden comes Matsys' firmness of outline, clear modelling and thorough finish of detail; from the van Eycks and Memling by way of Dirck Bouts, the glowing richness of transparent pigments. The date of his departure from Leuven is 1491, when he became a master in the guild of painters at Antwerp. His most celebrated picture was executed in 1508 for the joiners' company in the cathedral of his adopted city. Next in importance is the Marys of Scripture round the Virgin and Child, ordered for a chapel in the cathedral of Leuven. Both altarpieces are now in public museums, one at Antwerp and the other at Brussels. They display an earnestness in expression, a minuteness of rendering, and subdued effects of light or shade. Matsys, like the early Flemish painters, lavishes care on jewelry, edgings of garments, and ornament in general. The Moneylender and his Wife (1514) Oil on panel, 71 x 68 cm Mus??e du Louvre, ParisNot much given to atmosphere, his paintings sometimes rely on the literalness of caricature: emphasizing the melancholy refinement of saints, the brutal gestures and grimaces of gaolers and executioners. Strenuous effort is devoted to the expression of individual character. A satirical tendency may be seen in the pictures of merchant bankers (Louvre and Windsor), revealing their greed and avarice. His other impulse, dwelling on the feelings of tenderness, may be noted in two replicas of the Virgin and Child at Berlin and Amsterdam, where the ecstatic kiss of the mother seems rather awkward. An expression of acute despair may be seen in a Lucretia in the museum at Vienna. The remarkable glow of the colour in these works, however, makes the Mannerist exaggerations palatable. But on the whole, the best pictures of Matsys are the quietest. His Virgin and Christ, Ecce Homo and Mater Dolorosa (London and Antwerp) display a serene and dignified mastery, gaining in delicacy and nuance in the works of his maturity. It is believed that he may have known the work of Leonardo da Vinci in the form of prints made and circulated among northern artists. Matsys had considerable skill as a portrait painter. His Ægidius (Peter Gilles) which drew from Thomas More a eulogy in Latin verse, is but one of many, to which one may add the portrait of Maximilian of Austria in the gallery of Amsterdam. In this branch of his practice, Matsys was greatly influenced by his contemporaries Lucas van Leyden and Jan Mabuse. In his rendering of polished detail, he may lack the subtle modelling of Holbein and D??rer. There is reason, however, to think him well acquainted with these German masters. He probably met Holbein more than once on his way to England. D??rer visited his house at Antwerp in 1520. Matsys also became the guardian of Joachim Patinir's children after the death of that painter, who is believed to have worked on some of the landscapes in Matsys' pictures. Matsys died at Antwerp in 1530. That rigor of religious feeling, which could be said to have slumbered in him, was eventually fatal to some of his relatives. His sister Catherine and her husband suffered at Leuven in 1543 for what was then the capital offence of reading the Bible: he being decapitated, she buried alive in the square before the cathedral. His works include A Portrait of an Elderly Man (1513), The Money Changer and His Wife (1514), and The Ugly Duchess (1515). The Ugly Duchess is perhaps the best-known of his works. It served as a basis for John Tenniel's depiction of the Duchess in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It is likely a depiction of a real person with Paget's disease[1], though it is sometimes said to be a portrait of Margaret, countess of Tyrol, also known as Margarete Maultasch ("Satchel-mouth"). Quentin's son, Jan Matsys, inherited the art but not the skill of his father. The earliest of his works, a St Jerome dated 1537, in the gallery of Vienna, as well as the latest, a Healing of Tobias of 1564, in the museum of Antwerp, are evidence of his tendency to substitute imitation for originality. Another son, Cornelis Matsys, was also a painter. Jan's son, Quentin Metsys the Younger, was an artist of the Tudor court, and painted the Seive Portrait of Elizabeth I of England.

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