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Frans Snyders - Still life with small game birds and a fruit basket

Frans Snyders

Still life with small game birds and a fruit basket

Oil on panel: 24(h) x 33.6(w) in / 61(h) x 85.4(w) cm
Signed lower left: F. Snÿders . Fecit

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FRANS SNYDERS

1579 – Antwerp – 1657

 

Still life with small game birds and a fruit basket

 

Signed lower left: F. Snÿders . fecit

Oil on panel: 24 x 33 5/8 in / 61 x 85.3 cm

Frame size: 31 ½ x 41 ½ in / 80 x 105.4 cm

In a Flemish style carved and gilded polished oak frame

 

Painted circa 1615-17

 

Provenance:

Leonard Koetser Ltd, London;

from whom acquired on 29th October 1964 for £5,000 by

Mrs EJ Houlder, London

 

Exhibited:

London, Leonard Koetser Ltd., 1964 Autumn Exhibition of Flemish Dutch and Italian Old Masters, pp.30-31, no.20, illus. in colour

Bergamo, Galleria Lorenzelli (Pietro and Alberto Veca), Orbus Pictus. Natura morta in Germania, Olanda, Fiandre XVI-XVII secolo, 1986, p.213, fig. 101

 

Literature:

Edith Greindl, Les Peintres flamands de nature morte au XVIIe siècle, Sterrebeek 1983, p.374, no.41

Hella Robels, Frans Snyders. Stilleben and Tiermaler, 1579-1657, Munich 1989, pp.250, under no.105; 264, no.131

Susan Koslow, Frans Snyders, The Noble Estate. Seventeenth-century Still-life and Animal painting in the Southern Netherlands, Antwerp 1995; reprint, Amsterdam 2006

Susan Koslow, “ ‘Law and Order in Rubens’s ‘Wolf and Fox Hunt’ ”, The Art Bulletin, vol. 78, 1996, issue 4, pp.680-706

Jochem Wadum, North Netherlandish 17th Century panel Makers’ House Marks, University of Amsterdam (online, and with further references)