Melchior d' Hondecoeter

Geese and Ducks

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62 achterzijde
62 ingelijst
61 voorzijde
61 voorzijde

Melchior d' Hondecoeter
Geese and Ducks

1680 On view in Room 12

Hondecoeter specialised in this type of decorative painting of assorted poultry. This one shows a group of geese and ducks in a landscape with stormy weather.

This painting belongs with the painting of hens and ducks that is also hanging here. They come from the collection of the Orange-Nassau family, and were hung in Oranienstein Castle in Diez, Germany, in the eighteenth century.

Technical details
61 voorzijde

Melchior d' Hondecoeter
Geese and Ducks

1680 On view in Room 12

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Details

General information
Melchior d' Hondecoeter (Utrecht 1636 - 1695 Amsterdam)
Geese and Ducks
1680
painting
61
Room 12
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
136 x 115 cm
Inscriptions
op het hek: M d'Hondecoeter

Provenance

Princess Henriette Catharina; Oranienstein Palace, Diez, 1726; by inheritance to Prince William V, The Hague, 1776-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822