Description & Technical information

1630s, not later than 1637

Frans Snyders or Snijders was a Flemish painter of animals and still life.
Snyders was born and died at Antwerp. He is recorded as a student of Pieter Brueghel the Younger in 1593, and subsequently received instruction from Hendrick van Balen, the first master of Van Dyck. He was a friend of Van Dyck who painted Snyders and his wife more than once.
Snyders initially devoted himself to painting flowers, fruit and subjects of still life, but later turned to painting animals, and executed with the greatest skill and spirit hunting pieces and combats of wild animals. He was one of the earliest specialist animaliers.

Date:  1630s
Period:  1600-1750, 17th century
Origin:  Belgium
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Certificate by Prof. Dr. Claus Grimm

Dimensions: 150 x 200 cm (59 x 78³/₄ inches)
Literature: Hella Robels: Frans Snyders, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Augsburg 1989, listed on page 430, A 29 II.
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints