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domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Subject: domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
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'A Cockerel, a Turkey, Hens and Chickens in a Farmyard' by Melchior d'Hondecoeter.jpg
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domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Artist Melchior d'Hondecoeter (1636–1695)
English: A Cockerel, a Turkey, Hens and Chickens in a Farmyard
Deutsch: Ein Hahn, eine Pute, Hühner und Küken auf einem Bauernhof
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 99.4 cm (39.1 in). Width: 80.3 cm (31.6 in).
Object history With Kees Hermsen, The Hague, 1934;. Anonymous sale, Wijnmalen Brandt Corstius, Amsterdam;. Anonymous sale, Geneva, Galerie Moos, 27 October 1934, lot 146 (reproduced plate XXXII in the catalogue);. Lebret sale, Dordrecht, Mak, 10 November 1936, lot 86;. With W. Paech, Amsterdam, before 1940;. Acquired for the present collection by 1967.
Exhibition history Amsterdam, Amsterdams Historisch Museum, 17e-eeuwse schilderijen uit de Verzameling Willem Russell, between 20 June 1970 and 13 September 1970, no. 42.
Inscriptions Signature center left: M· D· hondecoeter
References E. Brochhagen and B. Knüttel, Alte Pinakothek München, Katalog III. Holländische Malerei des 17. Jahrhunderts, Munich 1967, p. 35, under cat. no. 401 (with incorrect sale date);. S. Levie, in 17e-eeuwse schilderijen uit de Verzameling Willem Russell, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam 1970, p. 60, cat. no. 42, reproduced p. 61.

The domesticated turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a large poultry bird, domestic form of the wild turkey. The English language name for this species results from an early misidentification of the bird with an unrelated species which was imported to Europe through the country of Turkey.

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