MASSYS, Quentin
(b. 1465/66, Leuven, d. 1530, Antwerpen)

Man with Glasses

c. 1520
Panel, 69 x 53 cm
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

The identity of the sitter of this late portrait by Massys is not known. He must have been a scholar to judge by the alert and intense expression Massys gives him. In format and setting this portrait follows North Italian types.