Source: Book "All My Life with Hunting Birds" by Lorant de Bastyai (1910-1993)
In the book "All My Life with Hunting Birds" by Lorant de Bastyai on page 234 there is a photo under Nr78 with such an inscription.
Visiting with my old friend Peter Tew the statue of Mary Burgundy of Bruges, Belgium. The daughter of a rich merchant in the city, she was a keen falconer who hunted heron on horseback. Unhappily, there was an accident in which she fell from her horse and died during a hunting party. A painting of this incident now hans in Bruges Town Hall.
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