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132

Attributed to Frans Snyders

A female merchant holding a cockerel, with game, asparagus, artichokes, utensils and a bowl of wild strawberries

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Attributed to Frans Snyders

Attributed to Frans Snyders

A female merchant holding a cockerel, with game, asparagus, artichokes, utensils and a bowl of wild strawberries

A female merchant holding a cockerel, with game, asparagus, artichokes, utensils and a bowl of wild strawberries

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Attributed to Frans Snyders

Antwerp 1579 - 1657

A female merchant holding a cockerel, with game, asparagus, artichokes, utensils and a bowl of wild strawberries


oil on oak panel

unframed: 124.5 x 94.4 cm.; 49 x 37 1/8 in.

framed: 144 x 114.5 cm.; 56 3/4 x 45 1/8 in.

The panel is flat and stable and supported by supporting battens on the reverse. These support two vertical joins and a split running through the centre of the painting. The paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish discoloured. Retouchings are visible to the naked eye along the aforementioned joins and split, where there are also small paint losses. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these and further reveals retouching in the forehead and chin of the figure, as well as in her collar and parts of her red jacket. There are also retouchings in the brace of birds hanging on the wall, most notably in the left-hand bird to an area approx. 7 cm long, and some very minor spot retouchings scattered in the lower half of the composition. The light areas around the woman's nose also fluoresce under ultraviolet light. The painting is in overall fair condition. 


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Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 14 December 1984, lot 70 (as manner of Floris van Dyck), where acquired.
H. Robels, Frans Snyders, Munich 1989, p. 174, cat. no. 5, reproduced p. 173 (as Snyders, before 1610, the figure possibly by another hand).