Melchior de Hondecoeter (1636-1695) was a Dutch artist mostly known for his paintings that centered on animals, mostly poultry birds.
Melchior de Hondecoeter Summary:
- He came from a long line of animal painters.
- He specialized in bird studies and is renowned for his scenes that depicted fighting birds and birds in flight.
- His work was favored by the Dutch elite.
- He became a member of the painter’s academy at The Hague in 1659.
- Hondecoeter also created wall hangings depicting cityscapes and parks.
Melchior de Hondecoeter Famous Paintings:
- The Poultry Yard (between 1680 and 1690)
- Birds in a Park (1686)
- The Menagerie (1690)
- The Floating Feather (1680)
- Still Life with Animals (1690)
- The Fight Between a Cock and a Turkey (undated)
- Poultry (1670-1695)