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CORNELIA DE RYCK (born 1656)

1656, Dutch

A Cockerel, Chickens and Chicks by the base of a Tree

Oil on canvas

76.50 x 64.00 cm    30.12 x 25.20 inches

Provenance
Ex Collection: Cheffin Grove Family, Waddon Manor, Dorset

Cornelia de Ryck was born in Delft in 1656 and became known as a painter of birds, poultry and farmyard scenes.

She was a pupil of the history and portrait painter, Gerrit Rademaker but her great influence was the important Dutch painter of birds, Melchior d`Hondecoeter who was very influential both in his lifetime and after his death. Ryck`s style is less rich and animated than t...
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