Abraham Hondius
(1625 - 1691) was a Dutch Golden Age painter known his depictions of animals. He was the son of a city stonemason, Daniel Abramsz de Hondt. Hondius was born in Rotterdam and trained under Pieter de Bloot ( 1601 - 1658) and Cornelis Saftleven.He lived in Rotterdam until 1659 and moved then to Amsterdam. He moved to London] in 1666, where he spent the rest of his life. Hondius combined throughout his career several stylistic influences and struggled to develop a style of his own. He however specialised somehow in animal pieces: more than two-thirds of his paintings, etchings and drawings are hunting scenes, animals fighting and animal studies. He also executed landscapes, genre and religious scenes. Hondius most likely moved to London] (where he later died) in 1666 where he spent the rest of his life. He painted views of London such as The Frost Fair on the Thames at Temple Stairs and London Bridge. His last known work is "Ape and Cat Fighting over Dead Poultry," dated 1690.

 

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Abraham Hondius Arctic Adventure oil painting   

Painting ID::  84171
Abraham Hondius
Arctic Adventure
Arctic Adventure (1677) by Abraham Hondius, oil on canvas, 55.4 x 84.7 cm, Fitzwilliam Museum Date ca. 1677(1677) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Abraham Hondius Arctic Adventure oil painting   

Painting ID::  88125
Abraham Hondius
Arctic Adventure
oil on canvas, 55.4 x 84.7 cm, Fitzwilliam Museum Date c. 1677(1677) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Abraham Hondius The Deer Hunt oil painting   

Painting ID::  91186
Abraham Hondius
The Deer Hunt
1650-1691 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 63.5 x 76 cm (25 x 29.9 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

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Abraham Hondius
(1625 - 1691) was a Dutch Golden Age painter known his depictions of animals. He was the son of a city stonemason, Daniel Abramsz de Hondt. Hondius was born in Rotterdam and trained under Pieter de Bloot ( 1601 - 1658) and Cornelis Saftleven.He lived in Rotterdam until 1659 and moved then to Amsterdam. He moved to London] in 1666, where he spent the rest of his life. Hondius combined throughout his career several stylistic influences and struggled to develop a style of his own. He however specialised somehow in animal pieces: more than two-thirds of his paintings, etchings and drawings are hunting scenes, animals fighting and animal studies. He also executed landscapes, genre and religious scenes. Hondius most likely moved to London] (where he later died) in 1666 where he spent the rest of his life. He painted views of London such as The Frost Fair on the Thames at Temple Stairs and London Bridge. His last known work is "Ape and Cat Fighting over Dead Poultry," dated 1690.