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

PIETER JANSZ. POURBUS (1523-1584)
“Portrait of Peeter van Panhuys”
Oil on panel, dated 1562
With Peeter van Panhuys’ coat-of-arms
H: 105 x W: 75 cm

 

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  1. It is indeed a magnificent portrait. May I ask if it is in a private collection, or can it be seen by the public? My understanding is that the painting by de Vos (I presume you mean the Panhuys Paneel) is on long-term loan from the Mauritshuis to the Catherijne Convent in Utrecht.

    I am particularly interested in the Panhuys Paneel and should be most grateful for anything else you can tell me about Peeter himself, or if you could point me in the right direction to find out more for myself.
    With best wishes, Richard Willmott

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