Frans Snyders


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Snyders, Frans

 

(also Snijders). Baptized Nov. 11, 1579, in Antwerp; died there Aug. 19, 1657. Flemish painter.

Snyders studied under P. Brueghel the Younger and H. van Balen. He worked on several paintings together with P. P. Rubens. From 1602 (?) to 1609 he lived in Italy. Snyders was the greatest Flemish master of still life and animal portrayal; the human figures in his paintings were done by J. Jordaens, A. Janssens, and other artists. Snyders’ monumental works, for example, Still Life with a Swan (17th century; A. S. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow), are distinguished for their sweeping composition and skillfull rendering of texture, as well as for the vigorous force of their imagery.

REFERENCES

Levinson-Lessing, V. F. Sneiders i flamandskii natiurmort. Leningrad, 1926.
Robeis, H. “Frans Snyders’ Entwicklung als Stillebenmaler.” Wallraf-Richartz-Jahrbuch, 1969, vol. 31, pp. 43-94. [23–1890–]
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'Cook at a Kitchen Table with Dead Game' by Frans Snyders - Oil on canvas - 17th century (circa 1634-1637)
Its inaugural show, 'The Meeting of Masters' (until 30 September), combines the gallery's expertise in Flemish painting with its commitment to modern art, bringing together works by the Brueghel dynasty, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Frans Snyders and David Teniers, with Magritte, Calder, Fontana and DubufTet.
Hofele reads the play in relation to both Frans Snyders's painting "The Bear Hunt," and an engraving of another bear hunt.
Frans Snyders, Still Life with Fighting Monkeys (detail), c.1635, Bequest of John Ringling, 1936, SN235.
Only the affluent could afford difficult crops and imports; yet images of opulent tables and extravagant fare, as in the works of Frans Snyders, Nicolaes Gillis, Pieter Claesz, and many others, also appealed to those with little access to such feasts.
But Ms Bovey ended up with as many as 30 minor masterpieces on her walls, including paintings worth thousands by important Flemish artists including Frans Snyders, Pieter Van Bloemen, Bonaventura Peeters and Osias Beert.
While the majority of the paintings in the catalogue were executed jointly by Brueghel and Rubens, it also includes paintings that both artists completed with other collaborators: Brueghel with Hans Rottenhammer, Hendrick de Clerck, and Hendrick van Balen, and Rubens with Frans Snyders, as well as images that the two artists painted independently.
This work was still in the possession of the second Duke in 1649, the date of a catalogue of 215 works which had been preserved from destruction by his servants and were sent to him in Antwerp to be sold for his subsistence.(12) The painting owned by Buckingham was, in fact, a copy of one which was executed by Frans Snyders in collaboration with van Dyck.(13)
Among the painting highlights is a chaotic still-life by Frans Snyders, known for his paintings of animals and hunting scenes (courtesy of Senger Bamberg Kunsthandel), and a work, inspired by the commedia dell'arte, by the 18th-century painter Philippe Mercier (Kunstauktionshaus Schlosser).
Frans Snyders, old master and founder of Baroque still life with animals, understood the unexpected and its power to surprise and used it to animate his work.
But Miss Hope ended up with as many as 30 minor masterpieces on her walls, including paintings worth thousands by important Flemish artists including Frans Snyders, Pieter Van Bloemen, Bonaventura Peeters and Osias Beert.