VOS, Cornelis de
(b. 1584/85, Hulst, d. 1651, Antwerpen)
Presentation of Jesus at the Temple1617-20
Oil on panel, 216 x 160 cm
This panel is part of the series Mysteries of the Rosary in the St. Paul's Church in Antwerp.
Cornelis de Vos's earliest known work consists of religious compositions. His panels for the Rosary series are unthinkable without the example of Rubens's more or less contemporary paintings. First and foremost compositions are based on Rubens. This very Rubensian phase in De Vos's early work lasted until about 1620.