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Abraham Janssens



The Judgement of Midas

Diana and her Companions

Diana and the nymphs surprised in their sleep by satyrs

The Virgin among virgins

The Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist

The Judgement Of Midas

Mount Olympus

Philemon and Baucis Entertaing Jupiter and Mercury

The Dead Christ in the Tomb with Two Angels

The Doubting Thomas

The Goddess Ceres and the Symbols of Fertility

Heracles Pan and Omphale


Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus

Noli me Tangere

Jupiter Rebuked by Venus

The Virgin of the doves

The Adoration of the Magi

Scaldis and Antwerpia

The lamentation over the dead Christ

Venus and Adonis

Allegory Of The Four Elements

Adoration of the magi

Cephalus Grieving over the Dying Procris

Diana and Callisto

Peace and Plenty binding Arrows of War

The Toilet of Venus

Abraham Janssens (or Jansens) van Nuyssen (ca. 1567/1576 - 1632) was a Flemish Baroque painter.

He was born at Antwerp, in a year variously reported between 1567 and 1576. He studied under Jan Snellinck, was a master in 1602, and in 1607 was dean of the master-painters. He died in the city of his birth.

Till the appearance of Rubens he was considered perhaps the best historical painter of his time. The styles of the two artists are not unalike. In correctness of drawing Janssens excelled his great contemporary; in bold composition and in treatment of the nude he equalled him; but in faculty of color and in general freedom of disposition and touch he fell far short. A master of chiaroscuro, he gratified his taste for strong contrasts of light and shade in his torchlights and similar effects. Good examples of this master are to be seen in the Antwerp museum and the Vienna gallery. The stories of his jealousy of Rubens and of his dissolute life are quite unfounded.

His students include Gerard Seghers and Theodoor Rombouts.


* This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed (1911). "Abraham Janssens (or Jansens) van Nuyssen". Encyclopædia Britannica (Eleventh ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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