An image of The boar hunt

Frans Snyders

(baptised 11 November 1579 – 19 Aug 1657)

The boar hunt

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Year
circa 1650s
Media
Painting
Medium
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
Accession number
239.2005
Provenance
Charles Davies-Scourfield, New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Charles Davies-Scourfield 2005
John Brooks Close-Brooks, England, of Birtles Hall, near Macclesfield (Cheshire, England); by descent to his great-grandson Charles Davies-Scourfield