Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Mabuse, or Maubeuge, Jean de, or Jan Gossart (1480-?-1562), a distinguished Flemish artist, born at Maubeuge, a village of Hainault, appears to have studied on the French border. He then went to Antwerp, and in 1508 went to Italy with his patron, Philip of Burgundy, where he studied the Leonardesque school. He introduced a new style into the Flemish school. He resided chiefly at Middleburg, where fine specimens of his art are preserved. He executed commissions for Charles V. and for Christian II. of Denmark, the portraits of whose children came into the possession of Henry VIII., and are now at Hampton Court, He is said to have visited England.

“If we would hold the true course in love, our first step must be to turn our eyes not to man, the sight of whom might oftener produce hatred than love, but to God, who requires that the love which we bear to him be diffused among all mankind, so that our fundamental principle must ever be, Let a man be what he may, he is still to be loved because God is loved.”
–Calvin, Institutes