Two Iceland falcons by Bogdany, Jakob (Hungarian painter, ca.1660-1724)

Date Created: 05 April 2019

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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Title Two Iceland Falcons
Alternative Title Two Icelandic Falcons
Collection Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Bogdany, Jakob (Hungarian painter, ca.1660-1724)
Date Earliest possibly 1695
Date Latest possibly 1710
Signed yes

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 NCM 1939-3
Inscription front lr 'J. Bogdani'
Subject animal (falcon)
Measurements 109.2 x 108 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs Elizabeth Holbrooke 1939.
Principal Exhibitions 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.
Publications 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.
Notes Printed label on reverse: '28709'.
Rights Owner © Nottingham City Museums and Galleries: Nottingham Castle
Author Dr Angela Smith

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