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Gijsbert de Hondecoeter

Monogram
GDH
Qualifications
painter, draftsman, print artist
According to Houbraken, he was a deacon of the Reformed Congregation for several years from 1647.
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Utrecht (city) 1603/1604
according to Saur 2012: 1602/1603; born in Utrecht 1603/1604 (Briels 1997, p. 339 note 5). Wurzbach assumed he was born in 1604 in Antwerp. Houbraken assumed he was born in Utrecht in 1613.
Deceased
Utrecht (city) 1653-08/1653-08-29
buried on 29 August 1653 (Von Wurzbach 1906). Houbraken already mentioned he died in 1653.
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Gillis de Hondecoeter (1575-1638) and Maritgen Ghysbrechts (c. 1576-1627). Married in Utrecht on 10 February 1632 to Marie Melchiors Hulsman (c. 1611-1651), father of Maria, Melchior d'Hondecoeter (1636-1695) and Daniel de Hondecoeter (1642-1703/07)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Amsterdam 1610 - 1629
    after 1610 apprentice of his father in Amsterdam (Thieme/Becker 1924)
  • Utrecht (stad) 1629 - 1653
    back in Utrecht in 1629 he became member of the Guild of Saint Luke. Worked on decorating the gallery of Honselaarsdijk Castle with several other Utrecht painters during the 1630s (nowadays Museum Berlin) (Thieme/Becker 1924)
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
landscape (as genre), game piece (still life), bird scene
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-07; Last modified date: 2021-06-02

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