All Melchior de Hondecoeter 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
31334 A Cock, Hens and Chicks  A Cock, Hens and Chicks   nn07
75493 A Pelican and other exotic birds in a park  A Pelican and other exotic birds in a park   Pelicanpark.jpg A Pelican and other exotic birds in a park (?) Date unknown (late 17th century) cyf
24210 Birds and a Spaniel in a Garden (mk25)  Birds and a Spaniel in a Garden (mk25)   c 1680
2443 Birds in a Park  Birds in a Park   1686 The Hermitage, St.Petersburg
75158 Das Vogelkonzert  Das Vogelkonzert   Date 1670 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 84 x 99 cyf
77214 Floating Feather  Floating Feather   Date ca. 1680(1680) Medium Oil on canvas cyf
97281 Still life with birds  Still life with birds   1670s Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 74.5 X 63.5 cm cyf
76594 The Floating Feather  The Floating Feather   ca. 1680(1680) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 159 ?? 144 cm (62.6 ?? 56.7 in) cyf
70657 The Menagerie  The Menagerie   Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions Expression error: Missing operand for *135 ?? 116.5 cm
75225 View of a Terrace  View of a Terrace   View of a Terrace" by Melchior d'Hondecoeter; oil painting on panel, Belton House, Lincolnshire, England. Date 17th century cyf
96945 with the hunting trophy  with the hunting trophy   1670s Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 98.5 X 82 cm cyf

Melchior de Hondecoeter
1635-1695 Dutch Melchior de Hondecoeter Gallery Melchior d'Hondecoeter (c. 1636 ?C April 3, 1695), Dutch animalier painter, was born at Utrecht, and died in Amsterdam. After the start of his career, he painted virtually exclusively bird subjects, usually exotic or game, in a park-like landscapes. Being the grandson of Gillis d'Hondecoeter and son of Gijsbert d'Hondecoeter, as well as nephew of Jan Baptist Weenix, he was brought up by the last to the profession of painting, when his father died. Of Weenix we know that he married Gilles daughter Josina in 1638. Melchior was, therefore, also related to Jan Weenix. The latter told Arnold Houbraken, in his youth Melchior was extremely religious, praying very loud, so his mother and uncle doubted if they would have him trained as a painter. In 1659 he was working in the Hague and became a member of the painters' academy at the Hague. In 1663 Hondecoeter married Susanne Tradel in Amsterdam. While she was captious and having her sisters living in their house, Hondecoeter spent much time in his garden or drinking in the tavern in the Jordaan. On the Lauriergracht, where he used to live, he was surrounded by art dealers and various painters. Later he moved to a house on Prinsengracht. In 1686 he bought a small countryhouse in Vreeland. Hondecoeter died in the house of his daughter Isabel in Warmoesstraat but was buried in Westerkerk near his house. His inventory lists a small gallow, to keep birds in the right position, and several paintings of Frans Snyders. Melchior began his career with a different speciality from that by which he is usually known. Mr de Stuers affirms that he produced sea-pieces. One of his earliest works is a "Tub with Fish," dated 1655, in the gallery of Brunswick. But Melchior soon abandoned fish for fowl. He acquired celebrity as a painter of birds only, which he represented not exclusively, like Johannes Fyt, as the gamekeeper's perquisite after a day's shooting, or stock of a poulterer's shop, but as living beings with passions, joys, fears and quarrels, to which naturalists will tell us that birds are subject. Without the brilliant tone and high finish of Fyt, his Dutch rival's birds are full of action; and, as Burger truly says, "Hondecoeter displays the maternity of the hen with as much tenderness and feeling as Raphael the maternity of Madonnas."

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