Original works of art
| H. Hardy Simpson
|(English, fl.1886 -1888 )
Exhibited two works, ‘Left at Home’ and a portrait of huntsman at
the Royal Academy and two works at Suffolk Street.
Scholarly opinion has come to think that many of the animal scenes for the Torre
de la Parada, were actually not done by Rubens, nor by Frans Snyders, but by
Paul de Vos. Snyders’ later hunting scenes, produced after 1640, are also
believed to have been substantially painted by Paul de Vos. This work is characterized
by a more successful integration of the animals with their backgrounds, due
to a more harmonious tonal range. Indeed, it appears that many of the animal
paintings for which Snyders was contracted for and paid for, were actually painted
by de Vos ( and signed by de Vos).