The first monographicExhibition
dedicated to Marinus van Reimerswale, a Flemish artist who worked in the first half of the 16th century.
Marinus is considered a student of Quentin Masseis, or at least experienced his influence in his work. However, van Reimersvale was engaged not only in painting. After leaving his native Reimerswal, he moved to Middelburg, where he participated in the robbery of the church, was arrested and expelled from the city.
Marinus van Reimersvale remained in the history of painting thanks to his images of St. Jerome and portraits of bankers, money-lenders and tax collectors in carefully crafted artist's elaborate clothes. Such portraits were very popular in those days as the personification of greed.