VOS, Marten de
(b. 1532, Antwerpen, d. 1603, Antwerpen)

St Paul Bitten by a Viper on the Island of Malta

c. 1567
Oil on wood, 124 x 199 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Marten de Vos probably began his career in the workshop run by his father, Pieter de Vos. He travelled to Italy around the year 1552 accompanying Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and settled in Rome and Florence. In Venice he worked in Tintoretto's studio as a specialist in landscape painting. Upon his return to Antwerp in 1558 he became the most distinguished Italianate artist in the city.