(b. 1579, Antwerpen, d. 1657, Antwerpen)

Greyhound Catching a Young Wild Boar

Oil on canvas, 100 x 130 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

A variety of artists active in Rubens' immediate circle specialized in landscapes, still-lifes or animal paintings and were called on from time to time to add those elements to larger compositions by other painters. Best-known among these figures is Frans Snyders. His image of a Greyhound Catching a Young Wild Boar is a characteristic example of the dramatic animal paintings that were so successful in the 17th century.