Frans Snyders (1579-1657) and Jan Wildens (1586-1653)

Frans Snyders (1579-1657) and Jan Wildens (1586-1653)

Hounds bringing down a Boar

82 x 135½in. (208 x 344cm.)
Possibly acquired by John, 3rd Earl of Bute (1715-1791)
John, 2nd Marquis of Bute (1793-1848), Bute House, South Audley Street, London, and by descent
J.P. Richter, Catalogue of the Collection of Paintings lent for exhibition by the Marquis of Bute, K.T., London, 1883, no. 214
London, British Institution, 1847, no. 90
London, Bethnal Green Branch Museum, 1883

Lot Essay

We are grateful to Dr. Hella Robels for confirming the attribution from a transparency. In her opinion the present picture may preceed that with a different landscape in the Royal Collection at Kensington Palace, which is signed and dated 1653 (H. Robels, Frans Snyders, Munich, 1989, pp. 334-5, no. 236, illustrated), a view already expressed by Richter, loc. cit., and borne out by Snyders' collaboration with Wildens, who died in that year. Versions in the Casa Torres, Madrid, at Waddesdon, and in the sale in these Rooms, 17 July 1981, lot 157, listed by Dr. Robels as copies of the Kensington Palace picture, may now be regarded as copies of the present work

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