17th C. Dutch bird paintings exhibit

Six restored paintings from Dutch bird painter Melchior d’Hondecoeter will be on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam until March 9, 2009. Hondecoeter was the first Dutch artist to paint realistic images of wild native and exotic birds. We just visited the Rijksmuseum in September, too bad this exhibit didn’t start until this month. You can read more about the paintings and exhibit here.

Melchior d'Hondecoeter's The Menagerie
The Menagerie by Melchior d’Hondecoeter

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