Oil/canvas, 119 x 172 cm, some rest. - In a reasoned composition with pondered diagonals the artist presents a meticuous arrangement of bagged came. Three well-trained hounds watch over the prey. - Flemish hunting a. still life painter. Until 1631 F. worked in the studio of F. Snyders before moving to Paris in 1633/34. Thereafter he travelled to Venice a. Rome where he joined the Bentveughels. Not later than 1641 he was back in Antwerp. F. is regarded as having invented the combination of hounds with prey animals. F. was one of the most successful painters of his time a. one of the most influental still life painters. - Mus.: St. Petersburg (Hermitage), Antwerp, Madrid (Prado), Berlin (Gemälde-Galerie), Dresden (Gemälde-Galerie), Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Museum), Munich (Alte Pinakothek) a. others.