Eine Löwin schlägt ein Wildschwein
Frans Snyders (1579-1657)

Eine Löwin schlägt ein Wildschwein,

um 1620-1625
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
164 x 239 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
620
Acquisition
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)
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.

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