"Pair Of Paintings, Dogs And Monkeys In Circus Costumes. Attributed To Vincent De Vos."Joos Vincent de Vos is a Belgian animal painter, he was born in 1829 in Kortrijk in Belgium where he died on October 5, 1875. He studied at the Academy of Kortrijk, pupil of Woutermaertens animal painter. At the Academy he won various medals by presenting his first works, composition in 1848, painting history in 1849, anatomy in 1851 and finally gold medal for the prospect in 1852. In 1870 he traveled to Italy and devotes time in the Roman countryside. He then returns to set up his studio in his hometown, most described it as a small zoo, he kept dogs, wolves, foxes and monkeys and even a camel. He specialized in small oil-on-panel formats, most often representing dogs and monkeys often dressed in circus costumes. He had great commercial success in Belgium and France where he exhibited mainly, his reputation won the United States where today still his paintings are very popular. Many museums keep his works: Bruges and Kortrijk in Belgium but also Lille, Tourcoing and Mulhouse. Oils on panels in pitchpin frames. Epoch nineteenth century. Frame dimensions 32.7 cm x 28.2 cm. Panel dimensions 22.7 cm x 18.2 cm.