A Cock and Two Hens, with Chicks, in a Landscape Setting

Melchior de Hondecoeter (Utrecht 1636 – Amsterdam 1695)
National Trust Inventory Number 453766

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1656 - 1695
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 768 x 902 mm (30 1/4 x 35 1/2 in)
Place of origin
Collection Dyrham, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Dyrham, Gloucestershire, South West, National Trust

Summary description

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit line

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

References

Catalogue of Old Master paintings the property of J. R. W. Blathwayt, Esq. [1956]., 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

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Record Status

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