Paul de Vos (attributed to)
Hulst, around 1596 - June 30, 1678 in Antwerp
"Rapacious attacker of the Volatiles."
Flemish School of the 17th century
Oil on wood 43.5 cm x 64 cm
Paul De Vos was born in Hulst near Antwerp. Like his older brother Cornelis and younger brother Jan, he studied with a little-known painter David Remeeus (1559-1626). He specializes in monumental animal scenes, especially hunting, as a result of commissions from aristocratic patrons, who are heavily influenced by Frans Snyders (with whom his sister Margaretha was married). De Vos became a master and joined the guild of Saint-Luc in 1620. A painter of hunting scenes, animals, still lifes, Paul de Vos uses warm colors dominated by gilded green, ocher and vermilion.