Top Ten Paintings by Quentin Massys

Top Ten Paintings by Quentin Massys

Quentin Massys

       Quentin Matsys, his first name also recorded as Quinten or Kwinten and his last name as Massys or Metsys (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 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 the Antwerp guild, was one of its first notable artists.

  1. The Ugly Duchess (1530)

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  2. David and Bathsheba (1562)

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  3. The Virgin Enthroned (1525)

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  4. Ecce Homo (1515)

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  5. Ill-Matched Lovers (1525)

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  6. Portrait of Erasmus of Rotterdam (1517)

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  7. Portrait of a Canon (1515)

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  8. Portrait of a Man (1515)

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  9. Portrait of an Old Man (1517)

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  10. Money Changers (1514)

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  11. The Adoration of the Magi (1526)

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  12. The Virgin and Child (1529)

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  13. Madonna and Child (1525)

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  14. The Crucifixion (1520)

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  15. The Lamentation (1511)

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  16. Mary Magdalene

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  17. St. John Altarpiece (1508)

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