MEIT, Conrad
(b. ca. 1480, Worms, d. 1550, Antwerpen)


Boxwood, height 21 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Jan Gossart have spent some time in Mechelen, where he was summoned in 1523 by Margaret of Austria. In Mechelen, he stayed with Conrad Meit, whom he must have met perviously. Gossart and Meit shared a common interest in mythological themes. It cannot be a coincidence that the twisted figure of Venus in Gossart's Venus and Cupid (in Brussels) appears so similar to Meit's Lucretia.

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