17th century Flemish School, portrait of lady of the aristocracy of Bruges. Oil on canvas attributed to Jacob van Oost the Old (expertise René Millet - Paris). 17th century painting in a Louis XIV period gilt frame.
Our lady is richly dressed in the fashion of the early 17th century.Her necklaces of fine pearls, its cap and the collar in very fine lace of Bruges shows her very high social rank. Beautiful portrait very well executed, really the work of a master, especially the care taken with the quality of the carnation, the fineness of the palette of colors used to carry out the rendering of the ski.
Jacob van Oost the Elder, born on July 1, 1603 in Bruges where he died between March 1 and 3, 1671, is a Flemish painter. He is considered to be the leading Bruges painter of the 17th century. Coming from a wealthy family, Jacob van Oost was probably a pupil of his brother Frans van Oost in Bruges. He was awarded the Guild of St. Luke in Bruges in 1621. The same year, hewas sent to Rome t to continue his training in Rome, where he was a pupil of Annibale Carracci and was particularly influenced by Caravaggio,.
He was the official painter of the city of Bruges from 1651 until his death. Most of his production was history paintings, religious subjects but he also portrayed local bourgeois, like our lady.
canvas: 52 x 62,5cm
frame: 59 x 70cm