Melchior d' Hondecoeter (possibly)

Dead Cock Hanging from a Nail

968 detail signatuur
968 achterzijde
968 ingelijst
968 voorzijde
968 voorzijde

Melchior d' Hondecoeter (possibly)
Dead Cock Hanging from a Nail

1670 Nicht zu sehen

This rooster hanging head down from a nail, with all its feathers ruffled, looks just like the real thing, as does the grain of the wooden wall behind it. If there was no frame around it, you could almost believe this rooster was real. That is why this type of picture is called a trompe-l’oeil, or trick of the eye.

The painting is signed by Melchior d’Hondecoeter, the most celebrated bird painter of the seventeenth century. But it is not certain whether he actually painted it himself.

Technische Daten
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Melchior d' Hondecoeter (possibly)
Dead Cock Hanging from a Nail

1670 Nicht zu sehen

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Details

Allgemeine Informationen
Melchior d' Hondecoeter (Utrecht 1636 - 1695 Amsterdam) (possibly)
Dead Cock Hanging from a Nail
1670
painting
968
Material und technische Daten
oil
canvas
62.5 x 76 cm
Inschriften
linksboven: M: d’Hondekoeter

Ursprung

Private collection, Cologne, (sale Cologne, Lempertz, 6 November 1963, lot 55); S. Nijstad Gallery, The Hague, 1963; purchased, 1964