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Abraham Hondius

(c. 1631—1691) painter


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(b Rotterdam, c.1625/30; bur. London, 17 Sept. 1691). Dutch painter and etcher. He produced various kinds of picture, including religious and mythological works, landscapes, and still-lifes, but most of his output consists of scenes of hunting and animal combat. These are typified by vigorous movement and show the influence of Flemish artists such as Fyt and Snyders. Hondius worked in his native Rotterdam until 1659, then in Amsterdam until about 1666, when he settled in London. There are two examples of his work in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, including the unusual Arctic Adventure (c.1675).

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