Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

DISCOVERY

 

FRANS SNYDERS (Flemish, 1579-1657)

Head of a Bear

13 1/8 x 10 inches [335 x 275 mm.]

Oil on a ledger page written in brown ink (circa 1610-1635, Amsterdam; the ledger deals with an important wholesale distributor of textiles which probably included artist's canvas)

Unsigned

 

Consulting Scholars

Dr. Hella Robels, Cologne: agreement with Fred R. Kline's attribution to Snyders.

Sir Christopher White, London

Professor Michael Montias, Yale

Anne-Marie Logan, Editor, Master Drawings

 

Provenance


Art market, Paris, circa 1903

Collection of L. Mark

By Descent in the family of L. Mark, to

Kircher Collection, until 1999

Fred R. Kline Gallery, Santa Fe, 1999 (here first researched and attributed to Snyders by Fred R. Kline)

Eugene V. Thaw, Santa Fe, 1999

Thaw Collection, The Pierpont Morgan Library, NY, 1999

 

Literature (Catalogue Raisonne): Hella Robels, Frans Snyders: Stilleben und Tiermaler, 1579-1657, Cologne (1989)

 

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Thaw Collection

The Pierpont Morgan Library, NY

 

 

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