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An image of The boar hunt by Frans Snyders
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Alternate image of The boar hunt by Frans Snyders Alternate image of The boar hunt by Frans Snyders Alternate image of The boar hunt by Frans Snyders
Alternate image of The boar hunt by Frans Snyders Alternate image of The boar hunt by Frans Snyders Alternate image of The boar hunt by Frans Snyders
Alternate image of The boar hunt by Frans Snyders

Frans Snyders

(baptised 11 November 1579 – 19 Aug 1657)

Title
The boar hunt
Year
circa 1650s
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

172.0 x 239.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed on the collar of the dog, lower centre left, brown paint "F. Snyd… fecit (indistinct)". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Charles Davies-Scourfield 2005
Accession number
239.2005
Location
Not on display
Further information

Snyders was frequently employed by Rubens for whom he painted still-life elements and animals. From the 1610s he specialised increasingly in hunting scenes. The composition of this work is adapted from a picture of the early 1620s in the Muzeum Narodowe, Poznan. The artist later elaborated the scene in two large canvases of which one, signed and dated 1653, is in the British Royal collection at Kensington Palace.

Provenance (2)

Charles Davies-Scourfield, New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Charles Davies-Scourfield 2005

John Brooks Close-Brooks, England, of Birtles Hall, near Macclesfield (Cheshire, England); by descent to his great-grandson Charles Davies-Scourfield

Bibliography (2)

Paula Dredge, Look, 'The dog under the tree', pg.14-15, Newtown, Feb 2008, 15 (colour illus.).

Paula Dredge, Look, 'A huge project: lifting a veil of old varnish and conserving a treasure', pg.21-22, Newtown, May 2006, 21 (colour illus.).