VOS, Simon de
(b. 1603, Antwerpen, d. 1676, Antwerpen)

The Beheading of St Paul

Oil on copper, 66 x 84 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

After about 1645 Simon de Vos's style underwent an important change, partly influenced by Van Dyck's emotionally charged idiom, which was becoming increasingly popular. De Vos did no more genre scenes after this time, but only painted cabinet-sized history pictures such as the Beheading of St Paul.