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Jacob van Oost the Elder

1603-1671 Belgium/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Jacob van Oost the Elder, portraitist and religious painter, was born in Bruges in 1603. He visited Italy to study masters such as Carracci and Caravaggio, who greatly influenced his religious works, and the sway of Van Dyck is evident in his portraits. From 1929 onward, he held important posts in the Guild of Saint Luke in Bruges, and his son, Jacob the Younger, whom he tutored, also became a successful painter. Many of his works are in the city's churches. Jacob was also a musician.

 

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Bruges Family

Bruges Family

Allegory of Winter

Allegory of Winter

Interior With Soldiers

Interior With Soldiers Drinking And Smoking

Adoration

Adoration of the Shepherds

Saint Martin

Saint Martin

The Artists' Studio

The Artists' Studio

David

David with Head of Goliath

Card Sharpers

Card Sharpers

A Theologian

Portrait of a Theologian with his Secretary

John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist as a Boy

The Fotrune Teller

The Fotrune Teller

Before an Easel

Two Boys Before an Easel

A Boy

A Boy

Martyr

Martyr

The Reading Lesson

The Reading Lesson

Portrait of Two Men

Portrait of Two Men

Theorbo-lute

Man Playing Theorbo-Lute

A Young Woman

Portrait of a Young Woman

Fovin de Hasque

Fovin de Hasque

Seneca's Death

Seneca's Death