Eine Löwin schlägt ein Wildschwein

Eine Löwin schlägt ein Wildschwein

Artist
Frans Snyders
Dating
um 1620-1625
More about this artwork
The powerful modelling of the animals’ bodies and the imminent, certainly deadly bite which the boar can no longer avert, are evidence of Snyders’s close study of Rubens’s hunting scenes. The motif of the beast of prey biting into its quarry’s neck, based on that found in Classical art, also appears several times. Other than in its model, however, Snyders dispensed with figurative staffage and concentrated on the depiction of the animals in accordance with his specialisation as a painter of animals and still lifes.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Inventory Number
620
Birth year of the artist
1579
Year the artist deceased
1657
Dimensions of the object
164 x 239 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
Aus der Kurfürstlichen Galerie
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Frans Snyders, Eine Löwin schlägt ein Wildschwein, um 1620-1625, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/jpxeVvBLJ7 (Last updated on 30.12.2021)

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