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During the seventeenth century, dramatic hunt scenes often decorated royal hunting lodges. While Snyders's contemporaries normally put man at the center of such images, Snyders concentrated on realistic observation of the animals. His highly sought-after paintings were often based on portraits...

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Inscription

Lower right, on dog's collar: F. Snyders fecit

Provenance

1889, Don Pedro de Alcantara de Borbón y de Borbón Duque de Dúrcal (b. 1862 - d. 1892), Madrid; April 5, 1889, Dúrcal sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 54. By 1889, John Templeman Coolidge (b. 1856 - d. 1945), Boston [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Coolidge to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917) Notes: [1] The painting was lent by Coolidge to the MFA on November 1, 1889.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge, Jr.

about 1625–30

Dimensions

220.6 x 505.1 cm (86 7/8 x 198 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.322

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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