Marinus van Reymerswaele

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Marinus Claeszoon van Reymerswaele (c.1490–c.1546) was a Dutch painter.[1][2]


The moneychanger and his wife (1539), Museo del Prado, Madrid
The Tax Collector (1542), Alte Pinakothek, Munich
Calling of St. Matthew (1530s), Museum of John Paul II Collection, Warsaw

Marinus van Reymerswaele received later the name of the city of Reimerswaal, Netherlands, where he was born and where he worked, at least from 1531 to 1540; in the latter year he moved to Goes, where he died around 1546. He is also named Marinus de Seeu (from Zeeland, a province of the Netherlands). He studied at the University of Leuven (1504) and was trained as a painter in Antwerp (1509), his name is known from a small number of signed panels. A number of other paintings are attributed to Marinus on stylistic grounds, his oeuvre consists of a relatively small numbers of themes only, mostly adapted from Quentin Massys and Albrecht Dürer:

  • The moneychanger and his wife
  • Two tax collectors
  • The lawyer’s office
  • Saint Jerome in his study
  • The calling of Matthew

A large group of tax collectors are wrongly attributed to Marinus, his themes were popular in the sixteenth century and his paintings copied many times.

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  1. ^ [Max J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, Leiden 1975, deel XII pp. 40-3 en 106-8]
  2. ^ [Adri Mackor, 'Marinus van Reymerswale: Painter, Lawyer and Iconoclast?', Oud Holland 109 (1995) pp. 191-200]

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