Frans Snyders, Cocks-Fighting

Snyders, Frans (1579 Antwerp 1657). Cocks-Fighting. Two gorgeously feathered rivals fighting for the favour of two belles of which only one is interested on the result. In the background the farm. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. Inscribed: Frans Snyder pinxt. / W. French sc., otherwise in German + English as above. 5½ × 6¾ in (14 × 17 cm).

In the same direction after the Berlin picture of 1615 purchased in 1845 (Robels 204 I. along with color plate VII). The part of the farm and its trees placed back right somewhat changed. The symbolic griffin in the air mentioned by Robels visible neither on the illustration there nor here in the engraving.

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