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image of Ill-Matched Lovers Quentin Massys (artist)
Netherlandish, 1466 - 1530
Ill-Matched Lovers, c. 1520/1525
oil on panel
overall: 43.2 x 63 cm (17 x 24 13/16 in.) framed: 61.6 x 81.3 x 7.6 cm (24 1/4 x 32 x 3 in.)
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund
1971.55.1
On View
From the Tour: Antwerp in the Early 1500s
Object 4 of 7

1863Souvenirs de la Galerie Pourtàles. Tableaux, antiques et objects d'art photographies par Goupil & Cie.. Paris, 1863:repro 20
1867Michiels, Alfred. Histoire de la peinture flamande. 10 vols. Paris, 1867: 4:338-339.
1883Branden, F. J. van den. Geschiedenis der Antwerpsche Schilderschool. Antwerp, 1883: 68-70.
1888Hymans, Henri. "Quentin Matsys," Gazette des Beaux-Arts 38 (1888): 205.
1902Hymans, Henri. "L'Exposition des primitifs flamands à Bruges." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 28 (1902): 303.
1902Hulin de Loo, Georges. Bruges. Exposition de tableaux flamands des XIVe, XVe, et XVIe siècles. Catalogue critique. Ghent, 1902: 101, no. 359.
1903Friedländer, Max J. Meisterwerke der niederländischen Malerei des XV. und XVI. Jahrhunderts auf der Ausstellung zu Brügge 1902. Munich, 1903: 24, pl. 64.
1903Friedländer, Max J. "Die Brügger Leihausstellung von 1902." Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft 26 (1903): 155.
1904Cohen, Walter. Studien zu Quentin Metsys. Munich, 1904: 71-72.
1905Valentiner, Wilhelm R. "Oeuvres satiriques de Quentin Metsys." Les Arts anciens de Flandre 1 (1905):2.
1907Bosschère, Jean de. Quinten Metsys. Brussels, 1907: 116-117, 134.
1908Brising, Harald. Quinten Matsys und der Ursprung des Italianismus in der Kunst der Niederlande. Leipzig, 1908: 34, 50, no. 33, pl. 42.
1921Delen, A.J.J. De Ontwikkelingsgang de Schilderkunst te Antwerpen. Antwerp, 1921: 28-29.
1924Friedländer, Max J. Die altniederländische Malerei 14 vols. 1924-1937. Berlin, 1934: 7:63, no. 54, pl. 51. (English ed., 14 vols., 1967-1976. Leiden, 1971: 7:33, 66, no. 54, pl. 54.)
1924Winkler, Friedrich. Die alniederländische Malerei. Berlin, 1924: 206.
1926Delen, A.J.J. Metsys. Brussels and Paris, 1926: 78-79, pl. 23.
1929Friedländer, Max J. "Meister Quentins Persönlichkeit." Der Cicerone 21 (1929): repro. 574.
1931Marle, Raimond van. Iconographie de l'art profane au Moyen-Age et à la Renaissance. 2 vols. The Hague, 1931: 2:477.
1932Denucé, Jan. The Antwerp Art Galleries: Inventories of the Art-Collections in Antwerp in the 16th and 17th Centuries. The Hague, 1932: 49, 94.
1933Baldass, Ludwig. "Gotik und Renaissance im Werke des Quinten Metsys." Jahrbuch der kunsthistorischen Sammlungen des allerhöchsten Kaiserhauses (Jahrbuch der kunsthistorischen Sammlungen in Wien) N.F. 7 (1933): 150-151, 173.
1938Wescher, Paul. "Ein `Ungleiches Liebespaar' von Hans von Kulmbach." Pantheon 22 (1938): 378.
1942Boon, Karel G. Quentin Massys. Amsterdam, 1942: 53, repro. 56.
1947Friedländer, Max J. "Quentin Massys as a Painter of Genre Pictures." The Burlington Magazine 89 (1947): 116.
1950Larsen, Erik. "Un Quentin Metsys inconnu à New York." Revue Belge d'Archéologie et d'Histoire de l'Art 19 (1950): 172.
1954Marlier, Georges. Erasme et la peinture flamande de son temps. Damme, 1954: 228-234.
1955Mallé, Luigi. "Quinten Metsys." Commentari 6 (1955): 106.
1957Speth-Holterhoff, S. Les Peintres flamands de cabinets d'amateurs au XVIIe siècle. Brussels, 1957: 16.
1961Broadley, Hugh T. "The Mature Style of Quinten Massys." Ph.D. diss., New York University, 1961: 146-148, 222-223, pl. 26a.
1962Mirimonde, Albert P. de. "Jan Massys dans les musées de province francais." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 60 (1962): 555-556, fig. 10.
1962Puyvelde, Leo van. La peinture flamande au siècle de Bosch et Breughel. Paris, 1962: 301.
1963Le Siècle de Bruegel: La peinture en Belgique au XVIe siècle. Exh. cat. Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, 1963: 133, no. 168.
1968Faggin, Giorgio. La pittura ad anversa nel Cinquecento. Florence, 1968: 16, fig. 13.
1968Cuttler, Charles D. Northern Painting, from Pucelle to Bruegel: Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries. New York, 1968: 423, fig. 567.
1969Panofsky, Erwin. "Erasmus and the Visual Arts." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 32 (1969): 214.
1970Virdis, Caterina Limentari. "Moralismo e satira nella tardo produzione di Quentin Metsys." Storia dell'arte 20 (1970): 21, fig. 2.
1970Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts. Catalogue descriptif. Maîtres anciens. 3d ed. Antwerp, 1970: 160, no. 566.
1974Silver, Lawrence. "The Ill-Matched Pair by Quinten Massys." Studies in the History of Art 6 (1974): 105-123, fig. 1.
1974Pigler, Andor. Barockthemen. 2d ed. 3 vols. Budapest, 1974: 2:568.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 218, repro. 219.
1975Bosque, Andrée de. Quentin Massys. Brussels, 1975: 194, fig. 236.
1977Silver, Larry. "Power and Pelf: A New-Found Old Man by Massys." Simiolus 9 (1977): 68, fig. 7.
1977Silver, Larry. "Review of Quentin Metsys by Andrée de Bosque." The Burlington Magazine 119 (1977): 444.
1979Stewart, Alison. Unequal Lovers. A Study of Unequal Couples in Northern Art. New York, 1979: 68-71, 146, no. 18, fig. 40.
1980Briels, J. "Amator Pictoriae Artis. De Antwerpse kunstverzamelaar Peeter Stevens (1590-1668) en zijn Constkamer." Jaarboek van het Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (1980): 192-194, fig. 25.
1984Silver, Larry. The Paintings of Quinten Massys, with Cataloque Raisonné. Montclair, New Jersey, 1984: 10, 24, 79, 143-145, 223-224, no. 35, pl. 129.
1985Snyder, James. Northern Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, the Graphic Arts from 1350-1575. New York, 1985: 406-407, fig. 475.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 252, repro.
1986Hand, John Oliver and Martha Wolff. Early Netherlandish Painting. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1986: 146-150, repro. 147.
1991Covey, Herbert C. Images of Older People in Western Art and Society. New York, 1991: 131-133, fig. 33.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 45, repro.
1993Nygren, Edward J. “Money." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:620.
1998Boeckl, Christine M. “Sin/Sinning." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. Edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:839, 841.
1999Renaissance Culture and the Everyday. ed.Patricia Fumerton and Simon Hunt, Philadelphia, 1999: 239-240, repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 130-131, no. 99, color repro.
2005Snyder, James. Northern Renaissance Art: Painting, Sculpture, the Graphic Arts from 1350 to 1575. Revised by Larry Silver and Henry Luttikhuizen. Upper Saddle River, 2005: 442, 443 fig. 18.13.

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