The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Dead Bird
  • Melchior d'Hondecoeter (1636 - 1695)
  • Dead Bird
  • Netherlands
  • mid 1660s
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 60.7 x 47.5 cm, approximately
    Object size: 89 x 75 x 11.5 cm
  • Signature: 'M d hondecoeter.'
  • P233
  • East Galleries II
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  • A peahen, peacock, hen and cockerel are in the centre of the composition, with a waxwing and bullfinch above and shelducks and swans to the right. A comparable undated composition is at Dyrham Park (National Trust) and another work was in the Goldschmidt sale in Berlin in 1927.