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A Palace Garden with Exotic Birds and Farmyard Fowl; MELCHIOR d'HONDECOETER
Holland, circa 1680

MELCHIOR d’HONDECOETER (studio of / and / manner of)
Utrecht 1636 – Amsterdam 1695

A Palace Garden with Exotic Birds and Farmyard Fowl

signature centre left: M. D. Hondecoeter
oil on canvas

58 1/2 in x 78 1/2 in (148.5 x 199.5 cm) unframed size
167 x 218 cm framed size


Sir Timothy Waldo (1711 – 1780), Hever Castle, Kent and Clapham, London
By descent to his daughter Jane Waldo (born 1746), Clapham (without issue)
By descent to her cousin Edmund Wakefield Mead Waldo (1792 – 1858), 1 June 1830
By descent to Edmund Waldo Mead Waldo (born 1829)
By descent to Edmund Gustavius Meade-Waldo (1865 – 1934) at Hever Castle
Until 1903, whereupon moved to Stonewall Park, Edenbridge
Thence by descent through inheritance


A catalogue of paintings in the possession of Miss Waldo, Clapham, 18th century, no. 2

Reference - AD.08