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A Poultry-yard, (painting)

Artist:
Hondekoeter, Melchior 1636-1695
Medium:
Canvas
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 69
"HONDEKOETER, (Melchior.)--Born at Utrecht, in 1636; he died in 1695. The subjects he painted were domestic fowls. He surpassed not only his master but all his contemporaries. His practical guide was nature, which enabled him to give to every animal great truth, force, expression, and life. His pencil was neat and delicate, his touch light, his colouring transparent, and the feathers of his fowls were expressed with a swelling softness that agreeably deceived the eye of the spectator. The works of this master are in great estimation, and generally obtain a large price." No. 69.--A POULTRY YARD--This is a very good specimen of this master. The turkey-cock is finely drawn, and the boy with the mask is inimitably executed. [P. 46.]
Catalogue of the Pictures forming the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, with a List of the Engravings now being exhibited at the Gallery of the Lyceum Building, No. 563 Broadway. Second Edition. 1849. New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.
Topic:
Animal--Bird--Poultry
Animal--Bird--Turkey
Architecture--Farm
Figure male--Child
Occupation--Farm--Poultry
Landscape--Farm
Control number:
AECI 01630069
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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