Museum Mayer van den Bergh
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Museum Mayer van den Bergh is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium. The collection once belonged to art collector Fritz Mayer van den Bergh (died 1901). The major works are from the Gothic and Renaissance period in the Netherlands and Belgium, including numerous paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
Fritz Mayer van den Bergh, born in 1858, collected art for most of his life, making his most expensive and important additions between 1897 and his death in 1901. His mother built a neo-gothic house in the banking district of Antwerp between 1901 and 1904, as a museum for the collection of some 1,000 pieces of mostly Northern Renaissance art.
- Breviarium Mayer van den Bergh, a late 15th century or early 16th century illustrated manuscript of 1412 pages, probably made for a rich Portuguese in Antwerp by Flemish miniaturists from the school of Ghent and Bruges.
- Pieter Brueghel the Elder: Dulle Griet (Mad Meg or Dull Gret), ca. 1562
- Pieter Brueghel the Elder: Proverbs'
- Master Heinrich of Constance, Christ and Saint John Group, 14th century
- Pieter Huys, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1577
- Jan Mabuse, Magdalen
- Quentin Matsys, Crucifixion