(b. 1600, Antwerpen, d. 1671, Antwerpen)
The Parable of the Prodigal Son1630s
Oil on canvas, 128 x 212 cm
Cossiers painted this picture after his return from Rome to the north, when he seems initially to have made a speciality of genre scenes of this type, perhaps inspired by Caravaggesque low-life subjects he had seen in Italy or their northern counterparts.