Date Created: 28 June 2016

Author: Unknown

Source: Falconry in Art Facebook via Peter Barry Devers

Owner: The National Museum of Wales in Cardiff

Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK

  • United Kingdom
  • Falcon
  • Painting
  • 18th Century
  • Training
Back to search results...

LOVE PARRY III WITH FALCON. Love Parry III was the grandson of the great churchman and preacher 'Love-God' Parry (1654–1707) and the son of Love Parry (1696–1778). It was he who brought the house Madryn to the Parry family by his marriage to Sidney Hughes who came from a rich Beaumaris family. They had a son, another Love, who did not survive childhood, and the Madryn estate passed to their daughter, Margaret, who married her cousin Thomas Parry Jones-Parry. Love Parry III is shown here as a young boy with a hawk. The inscription reveals that he was 11 years old when he was painted on 3 August 1731. The artist is unknown but is clearly a skilled bird painter. The sitter wears a somewhat dated costume, reminiscent of the late 1690s. Painting at and text from The National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.

About Us

The FHT aims to establish a portal for the world's falconers and other interested parties to access aspects of the sport's rich heritage by linking existing physical archives, including international private and public collections, through the medium of an electronic archive. This archive will feature falconry furniture, works of art, books, correspondence from leading falconers and film and photographic material for the education and interest of falconer and scholar alike. We hope that, whatever your background or interest in our sport, you may find something of value through our archive to deepen your knowledge, understanding and passion for falconry and will help us, through your support, to preserve this precious cultural heritage for future generations.

Write To Us

Falconry Heritage Trust
P.O.Box 19
SA33 5YL

Speak To Us

Phone: within the UK (01267) 233864
and from abroad +44 1267 233864
Fax: within the UK (01267) 233864

Contact Us