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PETER SNAYERS (1592-1667): BETWEEN REMEMBRANCE AND GLORIFICATION -- A CONTEXTUAL STUDY OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL BATTLE PAINTINGS FOR THE HABSBURG ELITE. Leen Kelchtermans. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 2016. Pictura Nova, 22. 0. 360 pp. ISBN 9782503567280 In English.
Publisher's description: Despite being considered one of the most important representatives of seventeenth-century topographical battle iconography in his time and today, Peter Snayers and his topographical oeuvre have never yet been thoroughly researched. For the first time, this book zooms in on Snayers's life, his oeuvre and his patrons. Using unpublished archival documents Snayers's training in Antwerp, his emigration to Brussels and integration in court society, as well as his studio, art production for the market and climb on the social ladder are investigated. Snayers's topographical oeuvre is constructed for the first time and studied in detail, especially with regard to the extent that they combined historical fact and artistic fiction, remembrance and glorification. The author identifies and examines Snayers's visual and written sources and studies his artistic inventions based on the works of predecessors and colleagues, including Georg Braun, Frans Hogenberg, Jacques Callot and Peter Paul Rubens. She also reconstructs Snayers's patronage network on the basis of archival documents and the canvases themselves and examines the intentions, functions and meanings that Snayers's tailor-made paintings had for his patrons.
Artist(s):Snayers, Peter
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 172126
Hardcover $208.00    

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