Game Larder Still Life: Hung Game, with a Swan and Peacock on a Table, and a Page holding a Parrot
Frans Snyders (Antwerp 1579 - Antwerp 1657)
Art / Oil paintings
1613 - 1614
Oil on canvas
1448 x 2311 mm (57 x 91 in)
Place of origin
Flanders (Belgium from 1830)Order this image
Charlecote Park, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
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This is a version of one of Synder’s most often repeated and varied ‘game larder’ compositions. It has been suggested that the prime version is that in the Schonborn Collection at Pommersfelden. The Charlecote picture possibly appears in Willem van Haecht’s painting of ‘Alexander the Great visiting the studio of Apelles’ (Mauritshuis), which includes numerous famous paintings hanging on the walls. Snyders sometimes collaborated with Rubens, painting aspects of still-life in his pictures.
Oil painting on canvas, Game Larder Still Life: Hung Game, with a Swan and Peacock on a Table and a Page holding a Parrot, by Frans Snyders (Antwerp 1579 - Antwerp 1657), 1613-14. A table with a red table-cloth and a profusion of dead game, including swan, peacock and song birds; a young roe and boar hanging right, a deer, left; a dog in the foreground and at the left a boy in yellow and black striped jerkin, holding a parrot.
Purchased in 1836 by Mary Elizabeth Lucy at Mrs Piozzi's posthumous sale; on loan from Sir Edmund Fairfax-Lucy (b. 1949)
Makers and roles
Frans Snyders (Antwerp 1579 - Antwerp 1657), artist
Robels, 1989: Hella Robels, Frans Snyders: Stilleben- und Tiermaler 1579-1657, Munich 1989, p. 524, no. V 146