Portrait of Frans Snyders

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1579-1657

Flemish Baroque Painter

Frans Snyders (1579 - 1657), or Snijders, was a Flemish painter of animals and still life.
Snyders was born and died at Antwerp. He is recorded as a student of Pieter Brueghel the Younger in 1593, and subsequently received instruction from Hendrick van Balen, the first master of Van Dyck. He was a friend of Van Dyck who painted Snyders and his wife more than once (Frick Collection, Kassel etc).
He became a master of the Antwerp painters guild in 1602. He visited Italy in 1608-9, visiting Rome, and working for Cardinal Borromeo in Milan. In 1611 he married Margaretha, the sister of Cornelis de Vos and Paul de Vos (another animal painter), in Antwerp. Jan Fyt was a student, and then assistant of his from 1629.
Snyders initially devoted himself to painting flowers, fruit and subjects of still life, but later turned to painting animals, and executed with the greatest skill and spirit hunting pieces and combats of wild animals. He was one of the earliest specialist animaliers.
His composition is rich and varied, his drawing correct and vigorous, his touch bold and thoroughly expressive of the different textures of furs and skins. His excellence in this department excited the admiration of Rubens, who frequently employed him to paint animals, fruit and still life in his own pictures, and he assisted Jacob Jordaens, Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert and other artists in a similar manner.
In the lion and boar hunts which bear the name of Snyders the hand of Rubens sometimes appears. He was one of the executors of Rubens's will.
He was appointed principal painter to the Archduke Albert of Austria, governor of the Low Countries, for whom he executed some of his finest works. One of these, a Stag-Hunt was presented to Philip III of Spain, who together with his successor Philip IV of Spain, commissioned the artist to paint several subjects of the chase, which are still preserved in Spain. He also worked for Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, when he became Governor.

57 Paintings of Frans Snyders

Still Life with Terms and a Bust of Ceres, c.1630 by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Terms and a Bust of Ceres c.1630

Oil Painting
$3032
Canvas Print
$48.06
SKU: SFR-8836
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 171.1 x 241.3 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, USA

Pantry Scene with a Page, c.1612 by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Pantry Scene with a Page c.1612

Oil Painting
$3899
Canvas Print
$44.95
SKU: SFR-8837
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 125 x 198 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Still Life with Fruit in a Porcelain Bowl, Undated by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fruit in a Porcelain Bowl Undated

Oil Painting
$1220
Canvas Print
$49.67
SKU: SFR-8838
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 51 x 70 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Two Young Lions Jumping, Undated by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Two Young Lions Jumping Undated

Oil Painting
$1369
SKU: SFR-8839
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 88 x 110 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany

Pantry Scene with Servant, c.1615/20 by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Pantry Scene with Servant c.1615/20

Oil Painting
$4741
Canvas Print
$45.45
SKU: SFR-10248
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 135 x 201 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Still Life of Dead Game, c.1630/50 by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Still Life of Dead Game c.1630/50

Oil Painting
$4564
Canvas Print
$70.34
SKU: SFR-10249
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 111 x 180 cm
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Sable of the Fox and the Heron, Undated by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Sable of the Fox and the Heron Undated

Oil Painting
$1792
Canvas Print
$56.75
SKU: SFR-10250
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 121 x 238 cm
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

Still Life with Game Suspended on Hooks with Lobster and Two Monkeys, c.1640/50 by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Game Suspended on Hooks with ... c.1640/50

Oil Painting
$3100
Canvas Print
$52.51
SKU: SFR-15971
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 177.8 x 137.5 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Still Life with Fruit and a Dead Hare, 1630s by Frans Snyders | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fruit and a Dead Hare 1630s

Oil Painting
$1907
Canvas Print
$66.88
SKU: SFR-17792
Frans Snyders
Original Size: 149.2 x 151.8 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

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