OOST, Jacob van, the Younger
(b. 1639, Brugge, d. 1713, Brugge)

Portrait of a Man

1697
Oil on canvas, 73 x 59 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

Jacob van Oost the Younger was the son of Jacob the Elder (1603-1671). He continued in his father's footsteps, albeit in a somewhat more diffuse style, in which suggestive use is made of flakily smeared brushstrokes. His lifelike Portrait of a Man is a good example of his painting style. He produced most of his work in Lille.

The painting is signed and dated on the rear: J. Van Oost als vrient 1697 (J. Van Oost as a friend 1697).