Geese and Ducks

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Geese and Ducks

Melchior d' Hondecoeter

61 - zaal 12

Hondecoeter specialised in this type of decorative painting of assorted poultry. This one shows a group of geese and ducks in a landscape with stormy weather.

This painting belongs with the painting of hens and ducks that is also hanging here. They come from the collection of the Orange-Nassau family, and were hung in Oranienstein Castle in Diez, Germany, in the eighteenth century.

oil sur canvas
115 x 136 cm.
Collection William V, transferred 1816