Zwei junge Löwen verfolgen einen Rehbock

Zwei junge Löwen verfolgen einen Rehbock

More about this artwork
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.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
631
Birth year of the artist
1579
Year the artist deceased
1657
Dimensions of the object
163 x 240 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
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)

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