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Frans Snyders

[English edition]

by Susan Koslow

now available from:

Mercator Fonds


Amsterdam University Press



Amsterdam University Press

isbn 978 90 6153 709 0
34 x 26 cm,
Genaaid gebonden met stofomslag, 2007
€ 99,00S. Koslow
Frans Snyders
Frans Snyders was the first specialist in a new Flemish form of still life: the animal still life. Born in Antwerp, he studied under Pieter Brueghel the Younger. In 1608 he made the requisite painter's trip to Italy to view its works of art. The following year he became part of a circle that ultimately included Jacob Jordaens, Jan Brueghel the Elder, and Peter Paul Rubens, helping to establish Antwerp as an artistic center. Prized as the finest animal painter of his day, Snyders had a gift for large, well-balanced compositions. His still lifes usually contain a hint of action, such as a sniffing dog, but above all, they allowed Snyders to display his skill at organizing a rich variety of textures, colors, and shapes. In addition to his own energetic hunting scenes and complex still lifes, Snyders was often employed by his close friend Rubens on the still life and animal sections of Rubens's paintings.

Frans Snyders

Koslow, Susan, "The Lonsdale Produce Market" (to be published)

Koslow Susan, “Frans Snyders and the Seignorial Still Life: Venison Breath and Swearing on a Swan,” New Studies on Old Masters: Essays in Renaissance Art in Honour of Colin Eisler, eds. John Garton and Diane Wolfthal. Essays and Studies, 26. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011, 125-141.

Frans Snyders’s “Van Ophem Markets”. Excerpt from Frans Snyders. The Noble Estate. Seventeenth-Century Still-Life and Animal Painting in the Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp: Fonds Mercator Paribas, 1995, pp.109--42)

Frans Snyders's Leningrad Markets: Provenance and Program Reconsidered or the Revelations of Secret Agent Macky



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