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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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.
Frans Snyders, Still Life with Fighting Monkeys (detail), c.
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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.
PETER PAUL RUBENS AND THE ART OF DRAWING IN FLANDERS'' _ Features the newly acquired and magnificent ``The Assumption of the Virgin,'' along with other Rubens drawings in the museum's collection as well as works by his predecessors and contemporaries such as Anthony van Dyck, Frans Snyders, Jan Cossiers and Jacob Jordaens.
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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).
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.