Monday, March 28, 2011

Oost, Jacob van, the Elder

Female Martyr
Oil on canvas, 74,3 x 56,8 cm
Groeninge Museum, Bruges

Jacob van Oost the Elder (1603 - 1671)
Flemish painter.
The leading artist of 17th-century Bruges.
He painted many altarpieces in the churches of his native city; he was also exceptionally gifted as a portrait painter.