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Frans Snijders

Qualifications
painter, draftsman
Nationality/school
South Netherlandish
Born
Antwerp 1579-11/1579-11-11
baptized on 11 November 1579
Deceased
Antwerp 1657-08-19
Family relationschips
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married to Margriet de Vos; son of Hans Snijders (* c. 1541-?) and Maria Ghysbrechts, brother of Michael (1586-1672), Clara (* 30-6-1587, twin sister of Johannes, + 1637, wife of goldsmith Rombout de Rasiers), Maria (* 16-3-1588- +6-8-1659; matron of the sickbay of the beguinage) and Cornelis (* 10-3-1591- +?)
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
Snijders painted animals, fruits and flowers in Rubens' work, while Rubens painted figures in large-scale still lifes by Snijders; the landscapes in Snijders' still lifes were painted by Jan Wildens; Snijders also painted parts in paintings by Jordaens, Janssens and Wildens (Thieme/Becker (1937).
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Antwerpen 1593 - 1607
    about 1593-1607; became a pupil of Pieter Brueghel II, accepted as a master in 1602 and immediately acquired a good reputation
  • Rome 1608
    ca.
  • Milaan 1608 - 1609
    c. 1608-09; was recommended to the cardinal Federico Borromeo (18 August 1564 – 21 September 1631) by Jan Brueghel II
  • Antwerpen 1609 - 1657
    became a member in 1619 and in 1628 a dean of the romanist confraternaty (Thieme/Becker vol. 31 [1937], p. 190); Snijders died in Antwerp as a successful, rich painter (Van der Willigen/Meijer 2003, p. 184).
  • Breda 1646
    A work signed by Snijders in 1646 with the addition 'fecit in Breda' can be an indication of a short visit.
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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.
animal painting (genre), still life, portrait, game piece (still life), fruit piece, market scene, kitchen piece (still life), fish piece, flower piece, Christian religious scene, mythology
Medium/technique
oil paint
Entered on: 1992-01-25; Modification on: 2018-04-08

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