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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 76

    Circle of Melchior d'Hondecoeter (Utrecht 1636-1695 Amsterdam)

    Peacocks, a rooster, pigeons and other birds near a ruinous wall in a rocky landscape

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Melchior d'Hondecoeter (Utrecht 1636-1695 Amsterdam)
    Peacocks, a rooster, pigeons and other birds near a ruinous wall in a rocky landscape
    oil on canvas
    131.8 x 158.2 cm.


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    Provenance

    P.D. Colnaghi, London, 1900, where purchased by
    Sedelmeyer Gallery (for £ 100), Paris, 1900, no. 16, as Melchior d'Hondecoeter.
    Sedelmeyer, Paris; Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 30 April 1907, lot 98, as M. d'Hondecoeter (Dfl 5.385,-).
    Anonymous sale; Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 15 December 1908, lot 55, as M. d'Hondecoeter (suite).