A Cock Defends a Hen from an Attacking Bird of Prey, Melchior de Hondecoeter
Melchior de Hondecoeter
A Cock Defends a Hen from an Attacking Bird of Prey
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Melchior de Hondecoeter

A Cock Defends a Hen from an Attacking Bird of Prey, ca. 1680 – 1690


Dimensions
99.3 x 117.4 cm
Keilrahmen
height: 99.4 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, trimmed and lined
Inventory Number
1042
Acquisition
Acquired in 1867
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
A Cock Defends a Hen from an Attacking Bird of Prey
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas, trimmed and lined
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet links auf dem Mauervorsprung: M · D · Hondecoeter.

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1867

Work Content

Motifs and References

Iconclass

Primary
  • 25H landscapes
  • 34B232 fowl (cock, hen, chicken, etc.)
  • 25F33(FALCON)(+51) predatory birds: falcon (+ fighting animals; aggressive relations)
Secondary

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Last update

04.08.2020