Melchior d' Hondecoeter, 1665 - Seven Chicks - fine art print

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Melchior d’Hondecoeter is the best-known bird painter of the 17th century. He brought the genre to great heights. He portrayed birds from all over the world with a great sensitivity for detail, colour, and animation: chicken, hoopoe or parrot, he observed them all equally closely. This oil sketch of chicks affords unique insight into D’Hondecoeter’s working practice. He used such studies as the basis for his monumental park landscapes (on view in Gallery 2.22), which feature diverse species of birds. Depicted in this sketch are seven chicks in various poses. They were frequently reused in a ‘copy & paste’ fashion in his paintings, as for instance in his Birds on a Balustrade.

Background information on the art print "Seven Chicks"

In 1665 Melchior d' Hondecoeter made the painting with the title "Seven Chicks". Today, this artwork is included in the Rijksmuseum's collection. The work of art, which belongs to the public domain is being included with courtesy of Rijksmuseum.: . Besides this, the alignment is in landscape format and has an aspect ratio of 1.2 : 1, meaning that the length is 20% longer than the width. The painter Melchior d' Hondecoeter was an artist, whose artistic style was primarily Baroque. The European artist lived for a total of 59 years - born in 1636 and died in 1695.

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Contextual artist data

Name of the artist: Melchior d' Hondecoeter
Artist gender: male
Nationality of artist: Dutch
Professions: painter
Country: the Netherlands
Classification: old master
Styles of the artist: Baroque
Died at the age of: 59 years
Year of birth: 1636
Year of death: 1695

Artpiece details

Artpiece title: "Seven Chicks"
Classification: painting
Art categorization: classic art
Period: 17th century
Artpiece year: 1665
Approximate age of artwork: over 350 years
Museum / collection: Rijksmuseum
Place of the museum: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website of the museum: Rijksmuseum
License of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Rijksmuseum

Structured product details

Article classification: art copy
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Manufaturing technique: UV direct print
Production: produced in Germany
Type of stock: on demand
Product usage: wall picture, gallery wall
Orientation of the artwork: landscape format
Side ratio: 1.2 : 1 - length : width
Meaning: the length is 20% longer than the width
Materials: canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) sizes: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Poster print (canvas paper): 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Aluminium dibond print size variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Frame: no frame

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