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Flemish painter (b. 1532, Antwerpen, d. 1603, Antwerpen). Flemish painter and draughtsman. Together with the brothers Ambrosius Francken I and Frans Francken I, he ranks among the most important painters of altarpieces in Antwerp during the 1590s. Due, in part, to the Counter-Reformation, there was a renewed demand for altarpieces to replace those lost during iconoclastic riots in 1566 or the reformist movement of 1581. De Vos produced works for, among others, the Old Crossbowmen, the Brabant Coiners, the Antonites, the wine merchants and the Guild of St Luke. The importance of these works would seem to suggest that, after the deaths of Pieter Bruegel I in 1569 and Frans Floris in 1570, de Vos was considered, with some justification, the most important figure painter in Antwerp before Rubens. He was also a prolific draughtsman, especially during the first half of the 1580s, when the Calvinists were in power in Antwerp. During this period he provided numerous designs for print publishers, such as Peeter Baltens, Frans van Beusecom, the widow of Hieronymus Cock, Adriaen Collaert, Phillip Galle, Willem van Haecht, Eduard van Hoeswinkel, Gerard de Jode, Hans van Luyck and Johannes Baptista Vrints. This increased activity is probably indicative of the economic recession and a dwindling market for paintings (especially of religious themes). A total of some 1600 prints were produced after designs by de Vos, an output three times that of Maarten van Heemskerck. De Vos's drawings have been praised (see Mielke) for their lively,

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VOS, Marten de Portrait of Antonius Anselmus, His Wife and Their Children wr oil painting artist


VOS, Marten de Portrait of Antonius Anselmus, His Wife and Their Children wr oil painting artist

Portrait of Antonius Anselmus, His Wife and Their Children wr
Painting ID::  9672
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1577 Oil on oak, 103 x 166 cm Mus??es Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

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VOS, Marten de The Emperor's Toll set oil painting artist


VOS, Marten de The Emperor's Toll set oil painting artist

The Emperor's Toll set
Painting ID::  9673
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1601 Oil on panel Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

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VOS, Marten de Scene from the Life of the Virgin ar oil painting artist


VOS, Marten de Scene from the Life of the Virgin ar oil painting artist

Scene from the Life of the Virgin ar
Painting ID::  9674
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c. 1600 Panel Cathedral, Tournai

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VOS, Marten de St Luke Painting the Virgin Mary awr oil painting artist


VOS, Marten de St Luke Painting the Virgin Mary awr oil painting artist

St Luke Painting the Virgin Mary awr
Painting ID::  9675
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1602 Oil on panel, 270 x 217 cm Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

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VOS, Marten de The Marriage at Cana uyr oil painting artist


VOS, Marten de The Marriage at Cana uyr oil painting artist

The Marriage at Cana uyr
Painting ID::  9676
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1596-97 Oil on panel, 268 x 235 cm O.-L. Vrouwekathedraal, Antwerp

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