Menagerie, Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam

‘The menagerie’ by Melchior d’Hondecoeter was painted around 1690. We see two skulls from Central America, two white yellow crested cockatoos from Australia, a gray red-tailed parrot from Africa and a red female llori from Indonesia: together with even more beautiful birds, d’Hondecoeter brought these animals together in this painting, intended for Het Loo Palace of Willem III. It hung above the door in the king’s private cabinet.

Name
Menagerie
Collection
Museum collection
Commissioned by
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Design
The scarf is designed in close collaboration with the museum, and supports the work now on display.
During the collaboration with many museums, Hellen has specialized in working with world-famous paintings, and is always looking for the right balance between having great respect for the painter and his work, and translating this into a product that can be worn. Preferably the paintings are not cut and the colors are not changed. Mostly, Hellen tries to add a layer of herself to it, that brings about the right surprise.
Quality
modal/cashmere
Size
60 x 200 cm
Finish
machine stitch
Price
119,00 (this scarf is for sale at our shop)