Lot 341
  • 341

Follower of Frans Snyders, 18th century

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • A bear hunt with dogs, hunters and a Moor on horseback
  • bears signature on the collar of the dog, centre left: F. Sny...
  • oil on canvas
  • 223.5 by 314.9 cm.; 88 by 124 in.


James de la Poer (1841-1915), Gurteen Castle,
Ireland, since the mid- 1850's;
Thence by descent;
Private collection, Koblenz, since the 1990’s.

Catalogue Note

An 18th or early 19th century work, the central part taken from the left hand side of Frans Snyders' Bearhunt, now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no. 1267).1 The figures on horseback on the right of the composition are taken from the Bull Hunt, thought to be a collaborative work by Snyders and Rubens, now in the Museo Arqueológico Provincial, Gerona.2
1. Canvas, 208 x 342 cm. See H. Robels, Frans Snyders: Stilleben- und Tiermaler 1579-1657, Munich 1989, p. 345, reproduced fig. 249.
2. Canvas, 111 x 368 cm. See A. Balis, Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard XVIII, Rubens: Hunting Scenes II, London 1986, pp. 254-260, cat. no. 26, reproduced fig. 126.