Marinus van Reymerswaele

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The moneychanger and his wife (1539), Museo del Prado, Madrid
Two tax collectors (c. 1540), National Gallery, Londen
Saint Jerome in his study (1541), Museo del Prado, Madrid

Marinus Claeszoon van Reymerswaele (c.1490–c.1546) was a Dutch painter.

He received later the name of the city of Reimerswaal, Netherlands, where he was born and where he worked, at least from 1533-1540. 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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