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Watercolour - Barbary Falcon - Adult male

Barbary Falcon - Adult male

  • Object:


  • Date:

    ca. 1872 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brodrick, William (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 6


ca. 1872 (painted)


Brodrick, William (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title


Height: 26.9 cm, Width: 19 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - 'Bt M.Strange, Sept. 1970 £15'.

Historical context note

A version of the watercolour, in reverse and with several improvements, is reproduced as a lithograph in Francis Henry Salvin and William Brodrick, Falconry in the British Isles, 2nd. edn.,1873, Pl.XXI (an addition to the earlier 1855 edition of the book). Each plate in this book is lettered W Brodrick lith. It is possible that the watercolour was executed by another artist but used by Brodrick as the basis for his lithograph. Brodrick also published Falconers' Favourites, 1865.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Barbary Falcon - Adult male', about 1872. Probably by William Brodrick

Subjects depicted

Barbary falcon




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