Dog attacking a Cat and Kittens, with Dead Game, (painting)
Snyders, Francis 1579-1657
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 93 (Sale info: For Sale).
"This artist surpassed all others in his style of painting, this is a very good specimen - his touch is light, and yet firm, his style of composition is rich and full of variety; his colouring is remarkable for truth, nature, warmth, and force; his animals are designed in grand taste, their actions, attitudes, and all their motions having life, spirt, and expression, and he was so exact, that he made even the skins and hairs of his animals appear to be real. He was frequently employed to paint for Rubens. Painted by francis snyders, who was born at Antwerp, 1579, died 1657." [P. 14.]
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