Author: Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), Irish artist
Source: the Internet
Owner: Crawford Art Gallery
Location: Cork, Ireland
Link to: Website
The Falconer. 1853. Irish School. Oil on canvas, 61cm x 47cm. Cat. No. 413-P.
Presented by The Friends of The National Collection.
The subject of The Falconer may well have been inspired by a fourteenth-century Florentine folk tale, Frederigo's Falcon. Maclise has paid a good deal of attention to the implied drama between the two figures and to the Renaissance period costume. The three-quarter length pose in an enclosed space but with an outdoor setting is reminisent of Renaissance portraiture. The narative and passion implicit in the sceen is, however, typically Victorian.
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