Artist Melchior de Hondecoeter, Dutch, 1636-1695
Title
  • Poultry Yard
Date ca. 1668
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 44 1/8 × 15 1/4 inches (112.1 × 38.7 cm)
Framed: 53 1/4 × 59 5/8 × 3 inches (135.3 × 151.4 × 7.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 45.16
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed, to left of turkey's head: M. de Hondecoeter
T.T. Friedlander Esq. (England);
1944-1945, (Schaeffer Galleries Inc., New York, New York, USA);
1945-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Richardson, E.P. "The Barnyard by Melchior de Hondecoeter." Bulletin of the DIA 24, no. 5 (1945): p. 63 (ill.).

Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of the Whitcomb Gifts. Detroit, 1954, p. 23.

Antiques 72, no. 5 (November 1957) p. 451.

Dutch Art of the 1600s. Exh. cat., Paine Art Center and Arboretum. Oshkosh, 1968, no. 17 (ill.).

Gazette des Beaux Arts 83, suppl. (February 1974): p. 123, no. 397.

Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 114-115.