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Frans Snijders

painter, draftsman
According to Houbraken, the king of Spain and Leopold Wilhelm belonged to his clients.
South Netherlandish
Antwerp 1579-11/1579-11-11
baptized on 11 November 1579
Antwerp 1657-08-19
His death duties were met between 18 September 1656 and 18 September 1657 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961,vol. 2, p. 283)
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married to Margriet de Vos (her death duties were met between 18 September 1646 and 18 September 1647, Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol. 2, p. 185); son of Hans Snijders (born c. 1541) and Maria Ghysbrechts, brother of Michael (1586-1672), Clara (born 30-6-1587, twin sister of Johannes, died 1637, wife of goldsmith Rombout de Rasiers), Maria (16-3-1588-6-8-1659; matron of the sickbay of the beguinage) and Cornelis (born 10-3-1591)
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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/Becker1937).
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  • Antwerpen 1593 - 1607
    about 1593-1607; became an apprentice of Pieter Brueghel II; master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1602 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961); he immediately acquired a good reputation (Robels 1989, p. 47)
  • Rome 1608
    ca. 1608 (Robels 1989, p. 48)
  • Milaan 1608 - 1609
    c. 1608-09; was recommended to the cardinal Federico Borromeo (1564 –1631) by Jan Brueghel II (Robels 1989, p. 48)
  • Antwerpen 1609 - 1657
    became a member in 1619 and in 1628 a dean of the romanist confraternity (Thieme/Becker vol. 31 [1937], p. 190); Snijders died in Antwerp as a successful, rich painter
  • 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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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
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-25; Last modified date: 2021-12-01


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