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North Netherlandish
Born
Utrecht (city) 1635-11/1636-02
On 9 March 1662 he stated to be 26 years old (Obreen 1882-1883), so he must have been born in the first two months of 1636 or the last two of 1635 (Saur 2012). According to Houbraken 1718 he was born in 1636.
Deceased
Amsterdam 1695-04-03
died on 3 April 1695 (Houbraken 1721); buried on 7 April 1695 (De Vries 1885)
Family relationships
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son of Gijsbert de Hondecoeter (c. 1603-1653) and Marie Melchiors Hulsman (1611-1651). Posted banns in Amsterdam on 9 February 1663 with Susanna Tradel (died 1692) from Amsterdam (Obreen 1882-1883). Father of Isabella (born 1666).
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Period of activity
1654 - 1695
earliest dated work is 1658 (Buijsen/Dumas et al. 1998), but the dating on a still-life with pheasant (Christie's Amsterdam 1993) can be read as 1654 (read by F.G. Meijer on this painting)
Active in
  • Utrecht (stad) 1653 - 1658
    trained by his father and after his father's death in 1653, by his uncle, Jan Baptist Weenix; became a member of the 'Confrerie Pictura' and its head in October 1654 (Saur 2012)
  • Den Haag 1658 - 1663
    As of August 1658 he lived and worked in The Hague, in October 1659 he became a member of the guild. In 1662 he became chief Warden of the painters fraternity (Confrerie Pictura) (Thieme/Becker 1924).
  • Amsterdam 1663 - 1695
    Before September 1664 he moved to Amsterdam, where he stayed for the rest of his life. Although he was taxed for 2400 Guilders in 1674, which points to a highly succesful business, he was somewhat in dire straits at the time of his death (Saur 2012); in 1668 he bought citizenship (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.
game piece (still life), still life, trompe-l'oeil (still life), bird scene, forest still life, still life, landscape (as genre)
Medium/technique
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-02-07; Last modified date: 2022-04-07

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