Frans Snyders

Belgian 1579-1657 Frans Snyders Gallery 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. Snyders and his wife, by Van Dyck, KasselHis 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.

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Frans Snyders A Game Stall oil painting


A Game Stall
Painting ID::  3806
Artist: Frans Snyders
Painting: A Game Stall
Introduction: 1620's York City Art Gallery, York
   
   
     

Frans Snyders detail Fruit and Vegetable Stall (mk14) oil painting


detail Fruit and Vegetable Stall (mk14)
Painting ID::  21979
Artist: Frans Snyders
Painting: detail Fruit and Vegetable Stall (mk14)
Introduction: undated Oil on canvas,201 x 333 cm Alte Pinakothek,Munich
   
   
     

Frans Snyders Fruit and Vegetable Stall (mk14) oil painting


Fruit and Vegetable Stall (mk14)
Painting ID::  21980
Artist: Frans Snyders
Painting: Fruit and Vegetable Stall (mk14)
Introduction: undated Oil on canvas,201 x 333 cm Alte Pinakothek,Munich
   
   
     

Frans Snyders Joachim Antonisz Uytewael Kitchen Scene (mk14) oil painting


Joachim Antonisz Uytewael Kitchen Scene (mk14)
Painting ID::  21982
Artist: Frans Snyders
Painting: Joachim Antonisz Uytewael Kitchen Scene (mk14)
Introduction: 1605 Oil on canvas,65 x 98 cm Gemaldegalerie,Staatliche Museen,East Berlin
   
   
     

Frans Snyders Pieter cornelisz van ryck Kitchen Scene (mk14) oil painting


Pieter cornelisz van ryck Kitchen Scene (mk14)
Painting ID::  21983
Artist: Frans Snyders
Painting: Pieter cornelisz van ryck Kitchen Scene (mk14)
Introduction: 1604 Oil on canvas,189 x 288 cm Herzog-Anton-Ulrich-Museum,Brunswick
   
   
     

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     Belgian 1579-1657 Frans Snyders Gallery 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. Snyders and his wife, by Van Dyck, KasselHis 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.