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Melchior de
Hondecuiter
Netherlands 
1636−1695
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Worked from 1659 in the Hague, 1663 in Amsterdam, was influenced by masters of the Flemish still life XVII century. Pupil of his father Gijsbert and his uncle Jan Baptist Feniksa. Worked in Utrecht, from 1659 to 1663 — the Hague, 1664 in Amsterdam. One of the leading representatives of the Dutch animal genre, Hondekuter, obtained from his contemporaries the nickname "Bird Rafael", famous for his "bird yards" - large-format paintings depicting the peaceful neighborhood or in the rivalry between the various species of domestic, wild or exotic-ornamental birds.

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Melchior de Hondecuiter. Peacocks
Peacocks
Melchior de Hondecuiter
1683, 134.6×190.2 cm
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Melchior de Hondecuiter. Menagerie
Menagerie
Melchior de Hondecuiter
1691, 116.5×135 cm
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Artworks by the artist
14 artworks total
Melchior de Hondecuiter. Birds in the Park
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Birds in the Park
Melchior de Hondecuiter. Birds in the Park
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Birds in the Park
Melchior de Hondecuiter. Fighting cocks
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Fighting cocks
Melchior de Hondecuiter. The poultry yard
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The poultry yard
Melchior de Hondecuiter. The garden of Eden
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The garden of Eden
Melchior de Hondecuiter. Hunting
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Hunting
Melchior de Hondecuiter. Monkey and trucy
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Monkey and trucy
Melchior de Hondecuiter. Peacocks and ducks
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Peacocks and ducks
Melchior de Hondecuiter. Birds
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Birds
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