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f Marinus van Reymerswaele isn’t a marquee title in your city, don’t let it go away you red-faced. I’d by no means heard of him, both. As a superb, small exhibition on the Prado tells us, this Netherlandish painter is the inventor of a completely new style. Marinus (c. 1489–c. 1546) specialised in tax collectors and cash changers. Marinus: Painter from Reymerswaele is the primary exhibition devoted to this enigmatic artist, whose work makes counting cash an aesthetically delectable, even unique journey.
The Prado owns 5 of his 15 or so recognized work. It has borrowed work by the artist from the Louvre, the …