Skip to product information
1 of 1

Frans Snyders

Game trader's stall

Game trader's stall

Regular price 300,00 NOK
Regular price Sale price 300,00 NOK
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.
  • Designation : 
  • Material and technique : 
  • Technique : 
  • Material : 
  • Goal : 
  • Subject word : 
  • Classification : 
  • Motif type : 
  • Owner and collection : 
  • Dating : 

About the original:

In Vilthandlerbod we see Snyders' unique ability to portray both animals and plants in an impressive way. In addition to excelling in his performances, the artist also tells stories. The little boy who helps out at the game trader does not quite master the task he has been given. From his gentle grasp the hens flutter away. Horrified, the boy cries out, and the game trader turns around in annoyance. Everything is executed with great detail, and we see an object-saturated composition. The dramatic flight of chickens is placed centrally in the picture, and we can otherwise feast on abundant fruit baskets, tempting vegetables and potential dinners. Smaller scenes also take place; the dog on the lower left growls like a man possessed at the dead boar. Down in the right corner, a caged hen becomes easy prey for the hungry cat. All the elements have their place in the vastly expanded composition. Together, the whole thing appears almost like a tableau vivant, where we can sense both cackling, flapping, shouting and growling.

Text: Ellen J. Lerberg

From "Highlights. Art from Antiquity to 1945", The National Museum 2014, ISBN 978-82-8154-084-2

Dating: 1625-1630

Other titles: A game shop (ENG)

Designation: Painting

Material and technique: Oil on canvas

Technique: Oil

Material: Canvas

Dimensions: H 177.5 cm x W 274 cm x D 4.7 cm

Subject: Visual arts

Classification: 532 - Visual arts

Motif: Still life

Acquisition: Testamentary gift from Christian Langaard, received 1923

Inventory no.: NG.M.01356

Registration level: Single object

Owner and collection: The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Visual Art Collections

Photo: Larsen, Frode

View full details

See all works

Frans Snyders

Frans Snyders was a Belgian painter born in 1579. He specialized in still life painting and is known for having painted motifs containing fruit, vegetables and flowers, as well as animal representations.

At the age of 14, he began an apprenticeship with Pieter Breugel the Younger and later became a master in Antwerp from 1603. Snyders' talent for depicting flora and fauna made a strong impression on his contemporary, the famous painter Peter Paul Rubens. The two artists collaborated on several works. Snyders' animal depictions were often exceptionally realistic and detailed, and his technique eventually became known for being very lifelike. Snyders' works were often large and imposing, and they were used to decorate large mansions and palaces. He was one of the most sought-after artists of his time, and his works can now be found in several of the world's most prestigious art museums.