Peter Snayers or Pieter Snayers (1592–1667) was a Flemish painter known for his panoramic fight scenes, depictions of cavalry skirmishes, attacks on villages, coaches and convoys and hunting scenes. He traditional his reputation mainly through his topographic fight scenes providing a bird’s eye view higher than the battlefield. He supplementary painted large landscapes and portraits of the aristocracy. He was a regular co-conspirator of local landscape painters and furthermore Rubens.
After starting his career in Antwerp, he moved to Brussels where he worked for the court. He was the principal military iconographer of the court in Brussels and the appointed court painter like the rank of lieutenant-colonel.
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