“De schilderijen-verzameling van Damiaan de Goes” (F.V. Engelenburg) 1901
[in: Oud Holland, 1901, pp. 193-197]
[Also mentioned in Gibson 1983: 33 (C14)]
Damian de Goes, who resided mainly in Antwerp and Louvain as a political agent of the Portuguese king Don Juan III from 1523 till 1544, became a victim of the Inquisition in Lisbon in 1571. From the minutes of his interrogation by the inquisitorial court of Portugal we learn that he had bought three works of Bosch in the Netherlands…
Engelenburg concludes that Matsys and Bosch were valued at more or less the same level by the sixteenth-century art experts. Maybe Goes himself valued Bosch somewhat higher.
Engelenburg’s assertion that Bosch ‘worked for Louvain and perhaps even lived there’, as did Quinten Matsys, is gratuitous.
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