Jacob van Oost the Elder

Brugge 1603 - Brugge 1671

A Man at a Stone Window playing a Theorbo, possibly a Self-Portrait of the Artist.

Oil on canvas, 89 x72 cm
Signed and dated lower centre: I.V.OOST.F. 1646



Collection St Petersburg, Russia until 1854;

Private collection Jean-François Michiels, Brugge, Belgium, 1854;

Thence by descent through his daughters Coralie and Léonie Michiels, until 1907;

And thence by descent until 2009, when sold;

Bonham’s London, 8 July 2009, lot 67, wherein acquired by present owner.


J.L. Meulemeester, Jacob van Oost de Ouderee n het zeventiende-eeuwse Brugge, Bruges 1984, pp. 270-271, cat. no. A24.