Date Created: 05 April 2019
||Two Iceland Falcons
||Two Icelandic Falcons
||Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
||Bogdany, Jakob (Hungarian painter, ca.1660-1724)
The subject of this painting is a pair of Icelandic falcons, a species bred for the sport of falconry. The work was painted by the Hungarian artist Jakob Bogdany, who specialised in painting animals, unusual birds and also flower-pieces. The painting is signed, a rarity in this artist's oeuvre.
Bogdany, who received his training on the Continent, came to England at the turn of the eighteenth century and was made court painter to King William. He also received commissions from other wealthy English patrons, including the Duke of Albemarle. He died in England in 1724.
|Current Accession Number
||front lr 'J. Bogdani'
||109.2 x 108 cm.0 cm (estimate)
||oil on canvas
||Bequeathed by Mrs Elizabeth Holbrooke 1939.
||Birds in Art, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Centenary Exhibition, E. M. Flint Gallery, Walsall, and Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, 1989; Jacob Bogdani, Richard Green Gallery, London, 1990.
||Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings Executed before c.1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976, pp. 19, 255; Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery : Fine Art Collection Handlist, Nottingham, 1988, p. 7.
||Printed label on reverse: '28709'.
||© Nottingham City Museums and Galleries: Nottingham Castle
||Dr Angela Smith
Author: Bogdany, Jakob (Hungarian painter, ca.1660-1724)
Source: The Internet
Owner: Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Location: Nottingham, England, UK
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