Melchior d' Hondecoeter

A Gathering of Birds

A Gathering of Birds by Melchior d' Hondecoeter

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Melchior de Hondecoeter had a successful career in both the Netherlands and England, and was known for the lively and accurate way he represented specific breeds so that the character of every fowl is accurately discriminated. He was influenced by Frans Snyders, the important Flemish animal and still-life painter, and used many of his compositional formulas. Works such as this served fanciers of wildfowl and wild animals, and these decorative paintings were often set beside flower and fruit pictures.

Title
A Gathering of Birds
Artist/creator
Production date
Unknown
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
1013 x 1073 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/113
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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