Simon FLOCQUET (Ghent 1607/1609 - 1658/1678 Antwerp)
"The Triumph of David"
Oil on canvas, 148 x 210 cm
(180 x 242 cm framed)
- France private collection until 2000, acquired on that date on the Parisian art market by the current owner.
Born in Ghent, son of Lucas Floquet I (1578 - 1635) and Johanna Leeuwaerts (died September 26, 1638); brother of Lucas II, Pauwels, Catharina (married to Franchoys Ytens) and Johanna (married to Peter Tassaert).
Although little is known about his life and career, Simon Floquet became a master in the Antwerp guild of Saint-Luc in 1634/35. He was a painter of mythological and religious scenes and drew his influence from the work of his father, Lucas Floquet I, who was the patriarch of a dynasty of artists.
The work of Simon Flocquet is still poorly defined, however several large signed coppers are known.
The painting that we present is exceptional in terms of dimensions and its subject.