18th Century Material Culture

Falconry

Falcons

Hunting Falcon
Italy 17th Century
(Kollerzurich)

Still Life with a Dead Rabbit and Falcon in a Niche
by Dirck de Bray 1678
(Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

“Der Vollkommene Teuͤtſche Jäger”
by Hans Friedrich Von Fleming, Leipzig 1719
(DTA)

Gyrfalcon
from “Deliciae Naturae Selectae Oder Auserlefenes Naturalien Cabinet“
(Selected Delights of Nature, or the Exquisite Collector's Cabinet)
by George Wolfgang Knorr (1705-1761), Nuremburg, Germany 1767 
after B. R. Dietzschin, Christian Leinberger, et al., Engraved by Jac. Andreas Eisemann, S. Leitner, Jr, et al.
(George Glazer Gallery)

“Greenland Falcon”
by George Stubbs 1780
(Yale Center for British Art)

“ Falcon: Hen Krestel”
by William Levin (Made Prior to 1790)
(Yale Center for British Art)

Falconers

Falcon Hunting
Dutch c. 1720
(The British Museum)

Portrait of a Boy with a Falcon
by Wallerant Vaillant (1623 - 1677)
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

A Falconer
by John Smith (1632 -1743)
(Yale Center for British Art)

“Landscape with a Hawking Party”
by Philips Wouwerman c. 1640 - 1668
(Victoria & Albert Museum)

“A Hawking Party”
by Jan Wyck c. 1690
(Yale Center for British Art)

Falconer (One of a Pair)
by the Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, England c. 1752 - 1785
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Falconer
by the Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, England c. 1753
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston))

Falconers
Modeled by Johann Friedrich Eberlein (1695–1749)and Made by the Meissen Manufactory in Germany 1744 & 1746
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Clemens August as a Falconer
By Peter Jakob Horsemans c. Mid 18th Century

Stein depicting a Mounted Falconer
Germany (Ansbach) c. 1740
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Falconer
Equipment

“A Trompe l'Oeil of Hawking Equipment, including a Glove, a Net and Falconry Hoods, hanging on a Wall”
by Christoffel Pierson c. 1650 - 1714
(Rafael Vals)

A Trompe L'Oeil of Gaming Equipment; with Nets, Falconry Hoods, Bird Cages, a Hunting Horn, Glove and Bust
by Christoffel Pierson (The Hague) c. 1650 - 1714
(Christie’s Auction House)

Niche with Falconry Equipment
by Christoffel Pierson c. 1650 - 1714
(National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.)

“A trompe l'oeil Still Life of Hunting Utensils”
by Christoffel Pierson c. 1650 - 1714

“A trompe l'oeil Still Life of Hunting Utensils”
by Christoffel Pierson c. 1650
(Art Collection Castle Huis Burgh)

Gamepiece with a Dead Heron (“Falconer’s Bag”)
by Jan Weenix 1695
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

“Chasse Fauconerie.”
 The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert 1751
(University of Michigan)

“Chasse Fauconerie.”
 The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert 1751
(University of Michigan)

“Chasse Fauconerie.”
 The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert 1751
(University of Michigan)

German or English Ivory Falconer’s Horn
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

German Brass & Horn Falconer’s Horn
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

German Horn Falconer’s Horn
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

German Horn Falconer’s Horn
18th Century
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Standing Cup Inscribed “VIVAT Es leben alle- lustige Vallckenirer” (Long Live all Merry Falconers)
c. 1700 - 1750
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Wineglass Inscribed “ den Valcken zum Preiss.trag ich die Speiss” (To the Falcon goes the Prize; I must Carry the supplies)
c. 1700 - 1750
(Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Silver Tureen and Stand
by Bernhard H. Weyhe of Augsburg, Germany c. 1769 - 1771
(Metropolitan Museum of Art

Silver Tureen and Stand
by Bernhard H. Weyhe of Augsburg, Germany c. 1769 - 1771
(Metropolitan Museum of Art

Falcon Hoods

French Falcon Hood
17th - 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

French Falcon Hood
17th - 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

French Falcon Hood
17th - 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

French Falcon Hood
17th - 18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Leather Falcon Hood
18th Century
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

English Falcon Hood
18th Century
(Victoria & Albert Museum)

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