By SNYDERS or SNEYDERS, (Francis,) a Flemish Painter of Landscapes, Fruits, &c. Born at Antwerp, in 1579 and died in 1657, aged 78; he was a disciple of Henry Van Balen, and the first subjects which he painted were Fruits of different kinds, but afterwards his genius prompted him to paint Animals, and in that style he was accounted superior to the greatest masters of his time--Rubens often entrusted Snyders to paint the Landscapes and Animals in his Pictures. [P. 14.]
Exhibition of Oil Paintings by the Old Masters. Printed by A.E. Miller, No. 4. Broad-street. Charleston, S.C.