Jacob van Oost I (Bruges 1601-1671)
A young man at a stone window playing a theorbo-lute
signed and dated 'I.V.OOST.F: 1646' (on ledge, lower centre)
oil on canvas
89 x 75.2cm (35 1/16 x 29 5/8in).
- We are grateful to Mariagrazia Carlone, who noted that the instrument depicted is a 12-courses lute, supposedly invented by Jacques Gauthier and widely spread in the Low Countries since about 1630.