Lot 41
  • 41

Follower of Frans Snyders

4,000 - 6,000 USD
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  • oil on canvas
  • 42 1/4 by 65 in.; 107.3 by 165.1 cm.
The Boar Hunt
oil on canvas, unframed


Anonymous sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, January 20-21, 1939, lot 290, where sold along with a pendant depicting A Deer Hunt (as by Frans Snyders);
Anonymous sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Los Angeles, October 25 -28, 1976, lot 289 (this lot sold October 26, 1976, as After Franz Snyders, Late 17th century).


H. Robels, Frans SnydersStilleben- und Tiermaler, 1579-1657, Munich 1989, pp. 327-328, no. 225b, under "Copies and Variations."

Catalogue Note

The present lot is a copy with variations of a painting by Snyders currently in a Spanish Private Collection.  The artist of the present composition has reduced the number of dogs and has also depicted the dog wearing the spiked coat, who leads the charge in Snyders's version, behind the leaping piebald hound.  Spiked coats, such as the one seen here, were placed on hunting dogs in order to protect them from the boar's attack.