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Metsys family [Massys; Matsyslocked

  • Jane Campbell Hutchison
  •  and Jan Van der Stock

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South Netherlandish family of artists. (1) Quinten Metsys, who spelt his surname variously, was the leading painter of early 16th-century Antwerp. He was the son of a Leuven blacksmith, Joost Massys (d 1483), and his wife, Katharina van Kinckem. Joost Massys is known to have executed commissions for the new Leuven Stadhuis (...

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F. W. H. Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts, c. 1450–1700 (Amsterdam, 1949–)