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George Stubbs, 1724–1806, British

Greenland Falcon

Former Title(s):

Gyr Falcon

beeswax on panel
Support (PTG): 32 x 39 inches (81.3 x 99.1 cm)

Signed and dated, lower center: "Geo Stubbs pinxit 1780"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal art | bells (idiophones) | falcon (bird) | field | Gyrfalcon | hunting | landscape | leash | perch | talons | white (color)
Associated Places:
England | Lowestoft | Suffolk | United Kingdom
Not on view

Humphrey Ap Evans, Falconry for you., J. Gifford Ltd, London, 1960, pl. viii, SK321 A6 (Ornithology)

Cyril Connolly, English Conquest in the Old Dominion, ART News, vol. 62, Summer 1963, p. 30, N1 A6 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Malcolm Cormack, Country pursuits, British, American, and French sporting art from the Mellon collections in the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Charlottesville, 2007, pp. 5, 89-90, no. 111, ND1383 G7 V57 2007 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, George Stubbs in the collection of Paul Mellon, a memorial exhibition , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1999, p. 67, no. 44, NJ18 St915 G54 1999 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellopn Shelf

James Dugdale, Sir Charles Tennant, the Story of a Victorian Collector, Connoisseur, v. 178, no. 715, September 1971, pp. 9, 13-14, fig. 12, N1 C75 + (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 91-92, no. 89, Colour Pl. 16, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, George Stubbs, painter, catalogue raisonne , Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., London, 2007, pp. 440-1, no. 222, NJ18 St915 A12 E44 2007 + (YCBA)

English Animal and Sporting Pictures in the Mellon Collection, Apollo, vol. 77,ns#14, April 1963, pp.283, 287, PL. VIII, N1 A54 + (YCBA) Another Copy also available in Vertical File: V1168

Genius Defined, Time, vol. 82, no.. 1, July 5, 1963, p. 59, V 2333 (YCBA) Hard Copy also available at SML - AP2 T55 +

George Stubbs, 1724-1806, an exhibition held from 13th July to 25th August at the Walker Art Gallery, 1951. , Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1951, p. 11, no. 44, NJ18 St915 A12 1951 (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 62, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Greenland Falcon, Burlington Magazine, vol. 103,no.699, June 1961, p. xv, N1 B87 + (YCBA) Available online through JStor.

Christine E. Jackson, Bird painting, the eighteenth century , Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1994, p. 97, N7660 J33 1994 (HAAS)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 75 (v. 1), no. 268, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 169 (v. 1), no. 321, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, At home to sporting art : the Brick House, Essays of Friends of British Sporting Art, no. 33, The British Sporting Art Trust, Summer 1997, p. 4, N8250 .B751 (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of important old master paintings : 14 June 1961, Sotheby's, London, June 14, 1961, p. 39, lot no. 94, B12 film (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of important old master paintings : 14 June 1961, Sotheby's, London, June 14, 1961, p. 39, lot no. 94, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 53, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)

Whitechapel Art Gallery, George Stubbs, 1724-1806., Catalogue of an exhibition of paintings, drawings and engravings held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, from 27th February--7th April, 1957. , London, 1957, p. 24, no. 55, NJ18 St915 T36 1957 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 48 (v. 1), no. 180, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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