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
Marinus van Reymerswale - The Tax Collector -
Calling of St. Matthew

Marinus van Reymerswaele received later the name of the city of Reimerswaal, Netherlands, where he was born and where he worked, at least from 1531-1540. 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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