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

St Mary Magdalen

Oil on panel, 45 x 29 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Quentin Massys was the first major artist of the rising Antwerp school in the 16th century. In his refined Saint Mary Magdalen, the artist conveys his ideal of feminine beauty in masterly fashion.