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Title

The boar hunt

circa 1650s


Artist

Frans Snyders

1579 - 19 Aug 1657


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

239.2005


Artist information

Frans Snyders

Works in the collection

1


Provenance


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

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


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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

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