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
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Inscribed at lower right, in a relatively old hand (same as that on I, 235), in graphite, "F. Sneyders".
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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.
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Watermark: hunting horn within a shield (see Heawood 2645).

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