Quinten Massys

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1465/6 - 1530
Massys was the leading painter in Antwerp in the early 16th century. He was born in Louvain and his earliest works show the influence of Memling, who had been active in Bruges. His later works show some Italian influence, particularly that of Leonardo. He was notable as a portraitist as well as a religious painter.

Massys is first recorded in Antwerp, on becoming a member of the guild there in 1491, when the town was beginning to assume importance as the main port of the Netherlands. There are dated and datable paintings by Massys from 1509 onwards, the year of the completion of his altarpiece of the 'Legend of Saint Anna' (now in the Brussels Museum).

In Antwerp, Massys was closely associated with Joachim Patinir, and seems to have supplied figures for his landscapes.

Related paintings

An Old Woman ('The Ugly Duchess')
Quinten Massys
about 1513
An Old Woman ('The Ugly Duchess')
The Crucifixion
Quinten Massys
about 1515
The Crucifixion
The Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine and Barbara
Quinten Massys
probably about 1515-25
The Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine and Barbara
The Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels in a Garden
Follower of Quinten Massys
about 1510-20
The Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels in a Garden
A Donor
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1520
A Donor
Christ
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1510-25
Christ
Diptych: Christ and the Virgin
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1510-25
Diptych: Christ and the Virgin
Panel from a Triptych
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1520?
Panel from a Triptych
Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1520?
Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child
The Virgin
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1510-25
The Virgin
The Virgin standing in a Niche
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1520?
The Virgin standing in a Niche