Oil painting on canvas, A Cock and Two Hens, with Chicks, in a Landscape Setting, by Melchior de Hondecoeter (Utrecht 1636 – Amsterdam 1695). Two hens and a cockerel with chicks in a landscape.
Purchased by the Ministry of Works from the sale of paintings from Dyrham Park at Sotheby's, 29 February 1956, lot 49, through the National Land Fund, and transferred to the National Trust for Dyrham Park, 1956.
Dyrham Park, The Blathwayt Collection (acquired by the Ministry of Works via the National Land Fund in 1956, and transferred to the National Trust)
Makers and roles
Melchior de Hondecoeter (Utrecht 1636 – Amsterdam 1695), artist
Catalogue of Old Master paintings the property of J. R. W. Blathwayt, Esq. ., lot 49
Inventory of Chattels at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire, to be Purchased by the Minister of Works, 1956, p.5, on the West Staircase, no.236