Jan Fyt

Fyt, Jan (yän fĪt) [key], 1611–61, Flemish animal and still-life painter and etcher. A pupil of Frans Snyders, Fyt spent 10 years in France and Italy. Returning to Antwerp in 1641, he enjoyed considerable success. He is admired for his realistic textural and lighting effects. The Metropolitan Museum has four of his studies of spoils of the hunt.

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