Jan Cossiers

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Jan Cossiers in Het Gulden Cabinet p 267

Jan Cossiers (Antwerp, 15 July 1600–4 July 1671) was a Flemish Baroque painter whose earliest works were Caravaggesque genre scenes and later specialized in histories and religious subjects.


“Satyr as a Guest of the Peasant”, National Gallery of Armenia

He studied under Cornelis de Vos in Antwerp before travelling to Aix-en-Provence and then to Rome by 1624. In 1628 he entered Antwerp's guild of St. Luke. During the 1630s his painting was more strongly influenced by the monumentality and coloring of Peter Paul Rubens, with whom he also assisted on large projects. Among his late religious paintings is the large Passion of Christ (1655–6) in the Church of the Beguines, Mechelen.[1]


  1. ^ Johannis Cossiers biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  • Vlieghe, Hans. "Cossiers, Jan," Grove Art Online. Oxford University Press, [7 November 2007].
  • Vlieghe, Hans (1998). Flemish art and architecture, 1585-1700. Pelican history of art. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-07038-1

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