Zwei junge Löwen verfolgen einen Rehbock
Frans Snyders (1579-1657)

Zwei junge Löwen verfolgen einen Rehbock,

um 1620 - 1625
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
163 x 240 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
631
Acquisition
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Frans Snyders, Zwei junge Löwen verfolgen einen Rehbock, um 1620 - 1625, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/Dj4mkyML5A (Last updated on 30.12.2021)
In his hunting scenes Snyders quite obviously followed Rubens’s example, adopting the dynamic depiction of the aggressive animals in particular. This painting was construed as an illustration of a fable on the subject of blind jealousy—through the means of a lion that fails to catch its prey due to its excessive lust for the chase. There is, however, no clear indication of such an interpretation. In fact, the painting is more a display of effectfully staged animal motifs.

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