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South Netherlandish
Born
Antwerp 1681-03-30
Born on 30 March and christened the same day in St. Jacob's Church (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol.2, p. 575, note 2).
Deceased
Antwerp 1752-05-04
he died on 4 May 1752 and was buried in the church of the Dominicans, in the Chapel of the H. Rosary, under the tombstone of the family Rysheuvels. (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol.2, p. 575, note 2).
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Son of Peeter Snijers and Anna de Decker. Married on 21 October 1726 in St. Joris'Church to Maria-Catharina van der Boven. (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol.2, p. 575, note 2).
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  • Antwerpen 1693-09-18 - 1752-05-04
    apprentice in in the Guild of St. Luke's, Antwerp between 18 September 1693 and 18 September 1694; master between 18 September 1707 and 18 September 1708 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961). born into a rich family, collected an important collection of paintings. His collection of paintings and his estate were auctioned in Antwerp on 22 August 1752 and 23 August 1763 respectively (Thieme / Becker 1937, p. 191) // on July 21, 1744 the deans of St. Luke's guild redeemed a bond. The sworn in members were Ignatius van der Beken, Petrus Balth. Bouttats, Petrus J. Snijers, C. Wuchters, J.F. van Breda, B.H. Verbruggen, Joseph van der Voort and Jacobus Myin. Not.ary G.F. Masquar, N 2626 f-. (van Hemeldonck 2007)
  • Brussel 1705
    accepted in 1705 as a master in the guild of Brussels
  • Mechelen 1719
    On 20 July 1719 he bought a marble statue of Our Lady for his house in Mechelen from Michael van der Voort: Notary J.B. Bervoets, N 239 f 36 (van Hemeldonck 2007)
  • Engeland
    Snijers painted portraits during a temporary stay in England ( (Thieme / Becker 1937, p. 191)
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, portrait, landscape (as genre), still life, flower piece, animal painting (genre), fruit piece, game piece (still life), vegetable still life, still life
Snijers painted both on large canvases and on small copper plates; he was versatile, never painted a composition a second time, as shown by a few at Finck's; he painted a series of twelve months for his own collection, of which four are currently in museums in Antwerp and Brussels. (Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 185)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2021-01-20

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