Quinten Massys

1465 - 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')
Diptych: Christ and the Virgin
Quinten Massys
probably about 1500-50
Diptych: Christ and the Virgin
The Virgin and Child with Saints Barbara and Catherine
Quinten Massys
probably about 1515-25
The Virgin and Child with Saints Barbara and Catherine
A Donor
Follower of Quinten Massys
about 1520?
A Donor
A Female Figure standing in a Niche
Follower of Quinten Massys
about 1530
A Female Figure standing in a Niche
Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child
Follower of Quinten Massys
about 1520?
Saint Luke painting the Virgin and Child
The Crucifixion
Workshop of Quinten Massys
about 1515
The Crucifixion
Christ
After Quinten Massys
probably about 1500-50
Christ
The Virgin
After Quinten Massys
probably about 1500-50
The Virgin
 
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