About the artist

Jan Victors

Dutch baroque painter. He painted portraits, genre scenes, and historical subjects on both canvas and panel; but, like other pupils and followers of Rembrandt, Victors’ body of work largely consists of biblical subjects on a grand scale. Voluminous drapery, rounded forms, monumental formats, and smooth execution with moderately soft light and rich colors are common in his paintings. Victors’ biblical scenes, often drawn from the Old Testament, frequently portray the theme of the constancy of the God of Israel.

Date: 1619-1676

Origins: Netherlands