Paul de Vos (1595-1678)
Paul de Vos was a talented follower and friend of Frans Snyders, who married his sister, Margaretha. Paul named one of his sons Frans, and left his brother-in-law a painting by Rubens in his will. He became master in the Guild of St Luke in 1620, and went on to work with both Van Dyck and Rubens. Paul painted large-scale hunting or animal scenes as well as still lives. These were in demand in high circles, including Philip II of Spain and Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor.
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