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Title

The boar hunt

circa 1650s

Artist

Frans Snyders

Belgium

baptised 11 November 1579 - 19 Aug 1657

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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
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
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  • 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
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    239.2005
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Frans Snyders

    Works in the collection

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

    • Anon., Le courrier australien, no 38, ‘BNP Paribas makes a significant contribution to the collection of Flemish paintings at the Art Gallery of New South Wales’, 2007, p 21, col illus on cover.

    • Anon., La Fiamma, ‘Art Gallery of NSW adds to its collection of Flemsih paintings’, Leichhardt, 22 Feb 2006, p 18, col illus p 18.

    • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2005, Sydney, 2005, pp 20, 68, col illus p 21 (detail).

    • Richard Beresford, Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Newsletter 7, ‘Gift: Frans Snyders Boar Hunt’, Sydney, Dec 2005, p [5], col illus p [5].

    • Paula Dredge, Look, 'A huge project: lifting a veil of old varnish and conserving a treasure', Sydney, May 2006, pp 21–22, col illus p 21.

    • Paula Dredge, Look, 'The dog under the tree', Sydney, Feb 2008, pp 14–15, col illus p 15.

    • Malgorzata Sawicki, AICCM Bulletin, vol 32, ‘Laser cleaning from a practical perspective: cleaning tests of varies gilded-wood surfaces using Nd: YAG Compact Phoenix Laser System’, 2011, pp 44–54: pp 46, 49.

  • 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