Frans Snyders

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Frans Snyders
1579-1657
Still Life with Dead Game Birds and Deer
Pen and brown ink, gray and brown wash, on paper; squared in black chalk; framing line in brown ink.
10 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches (266 x 375 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
I, 235a
Inscription: 

Inscribed at lower right, in a relatively old hand (same as that on I, 235), in graphite, "F. Sneyders".

Provenance: 
Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919), London and Florence; from whom purchased through Galerie Alexandre Imbert, Rome, in 1909 by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York (no mark; see Lugt 1509); his son, J. P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943), New York.
Bibliography: 

Stampfle, Felice, with the assistance of Ruth S. Kraemer and Jane Shoaf Turner. Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Flemish Drawings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1991, p. 157, no. 326, repr.

Notes: 

Watermark: hunting horn within a shield (see Heawood 2645).

Associated names: 

Murray, Charles Fairfax, 1849-1919, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.

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