Source: Falconry in Art Facebook via Peter Barry Devers
Owner: The National Museum of Wales in Cardiff
Location: Cardiff, Wales, UK
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.
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