This oil on panel depicts Christ as Salvator Mundi and was executed in the workshop of Quentin Matsys (1466-1530), Antwerp painter, founder of Antwerp School. Matsys work is considered to contain strong religious feeling—characteristic of traditional Flemish works—and is accompanied by a realism that often favored the grotesque. Matsys' firmness of outline, clear modelling and thorough finish of detail stem from Van de Weyden's influence; from the Van Eycks and Memling by way of Dirck Bouts, the glowing richness of transparent pigments. Matsys' works generally reflect earnestness in expression, minutely detailed renderings, and subdued effects in light and shade. Like most Flemish artists of the time he paid a great deal of attention to jewelry, edging of garments, and ornamentation in general.
Dimensions: h. 56 x w. 40 cm
With 17th century rosewood veneered frame. Total dimensions: h. 103 cm x w. 90 cm.
6 900 €