Vos, Simon De

Vos, Simon de a Flemish painter, was born at Antwerp in 1603. He studied under Rubens, and became an eminent painter of history and portraits. He painted so much in the style of his instructor that some of his works in the churches of Antwerp have frequently been mistaken for the works of Rubens. Among these are the Resurrection, in the cathedral: —the Descent from the Cross, in the Church of St. Andrew and St. Norbert Receiving the Sacrament, in the Abbey of St. Michael. He was very diligent, and occupied himself continually in studying everything that might promote his knowledge, and he was one of the few who took pains to make the deepest researches into the true principles of his art. The time of his death is not known, although it must have occurred some time after 1662. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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