VOS, Cornelis de
(b. 1584/85, Hulst, d. 1651, Antwerpen)

Family Portrait

Oil on panel, 165 x 135 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Portraiture was generally viewed as a slightly inferior branch of art, as it required less inventiveness on the part of the painter. The portraits of Cornelis De Vos, who was born in Hulst in the Northern Netherlands, but who was active in Antwerp, are amongst the most beautiful produced in the Southern Netherlands in the 17th century. The full-length, life-size subjects of his Family Portrait are executed in a truthful and intriguing manner.

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