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Pieter Snyers

1681 – Antwerp – 1752

Pieter Snyers first learnt how to draw at the Academy of Antwerp before being introduced to painting in the studio of Alexander Van Bredael in 1694. He became a master of the Guild of Saint Luke in 1707. Snyers executed a large number of paintings during a stay in England between 1720 and 1726.

His vast collection of Flemish and Dutch paintings was sold in Antwerp in 1752. Among his eclectic body of work, he is known for his small format paintings including landscapes, portraits, genre scenes, flowers and especially still lifes. His nephew and pupil Pieter-Jan (Antwerp 1696 – 1757) was also fond of hunting subjects and was a keen collector.