Peeter Panhuys -1562-

I just received tonight, out of the blue, a picture of this magnificent portrait of our ancestor Peeter Panhuys

The picture was painted by Bruges’ most famous portrait painter of the sixteenth century, Pieter Pourbus, just a year after Panhuys’ wedding with Margrijete Bartholomeus von Eyckelenburgh

Treasurer of the city of Antwerp and a great art collector, Peeter van Panhuys (1529-1585) is depicted here at the age of 34 by Pourbus, twelve years before the famous painting by Maerten de Vos, now at the Mauritshuis Museum

“Portrait of Peeter van Panhuys”
Oil on panel, dated 1562
With Peeter van Panhuys’ coat-of-arms
H: 105 x W: 75 cm



They don’t know how we rehearse our dreams…

I remember my friends always questioning my passion for Magazine and Howard Devoto. Not specially fancy music, not really superstars…
No, it is mostly a special chemistry between my entire personality, my feelings and what their songs transfuse to me, as music to my own lyrics..
It is kind of strange to measure contrast between Buzzcocks, his original band and what Magazine could produce as a mosaic of music and ‘not so explicit’ lyrics. It is not so accessible.
It is a matter of symbiosis…or I like to believe so.