It is not clear if Rombouts had close contact with the Utrecht group, but his bold compositions and colors were influenced by Rubens, his compatriot at Antwerp. Many figures are creating a hot atmosphere in a diagonal or arched composition that increases the vigour.
From his return to Antwerp in 1625 to his untimely death in 1637, Rombouts offers to his customers large size paintings, often made in several copies according to the artistic practice of his time.
On January 28 in New York, Christie's sells an oil on canvas 239 x 171 cm, lot 30 estimated $ 2M.
Twelve people, men and women together, are occupied in an opulent meal. Dominating this merry company, the thirteenth companion, a tall mustachioed soldier, is carving the roast with his sword.