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So great Ones keep the less in aw,/ Like Dog with Mutton under Paw.
So great Ones keep the less in aw,/ Like Dog with Mutton under Paw.
F. Snyders pinx:
I. Smith fe et ex. [n.d., c.1730.]
Rare etching, second state. Sheet 235 x 320mm, 9¼ x 12½". Vertical fold. Trimmed within plate; corners chipped.
A large snarling dog protects a sheep carcass, tumbled from a basket onto the floor; two smaller dogs approach from the right, and a startled monkey clings to a chair at left. Cutlery, fruit and vegetables strewn around.
After Frans Snyders (Flemish, 1579 - 1657).

[Ref: 19467]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Lion and Boar.]
[The Lion and Boar.] [From the Original Picture Painted by Snyders, In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Newcastle.]
Snyders pinx.t. R.Earlom Sculp 1771.
J.Boydell Excudit, Publish'd January 1.st 1772.
Mezzotint, scratched letter proof before title. 420 x 505mm. Crack in paper top left, with loss in margin.
Whitman state i of ii. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 5642]   £450.00  
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A Porcupine & Dogs.
A Porcupine & Dogs. To Job Hart Price Clarke Esq.r of Sutton Hall, in the County of Derby, this Plate is most respectfully Inscribed by his much obliged & devoted Servant, John Murphy.
Snyders Pinxit. Murphy Sculpsit.
London. Published by J. Murphy, Sept.r 10 1798. North side Paddington Green.
Mezzotint with large margins, platemark 485 x 610mm (19 x 24"). Repaired tear through title area into image; margins folded back; C L-B's collector's stamp verso.
Extraordinary print of a large porcupine surrounded by three dogs, one of which howls in pain due to a porcupine needle stuck in his side. Engraved by the Irish mezzotinter John Murphy (c.1778-c.1817, fl.). 'Among his most striking pieces were large mezzotints of animals after Northcote, Snyders and Stubbs' (DNB). The Flemish painter Frans Snyders (1579-1657) specialised in paintings of animals.
Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 32431]   £520.00  
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