A Donor

The identity of this donor, who is shown at prayer before a devotional book, is not known.

This was presumably the left wing of a triptych. The right wing was probably a female donor (donatrix), and may have been a panel once in a private collection in Germany. The central part of the triptych has not been identified.

The landscape is in the style of Patinir, who collaborated with Massys.

Key facts

Artist dates
1465/6 - 1530
Full title
A Donor
Date made
about 1520
Medium and support
Oil on oak
68.7 × 30.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Joseph H. Green, 1880
Inventory number
Location in Gallery