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A Sparrowhawk
Jacopo de' Barbari

This is probably a fragment of a larger picture. The bird appears to be a female sparrowhawk.

The artist, who is referred to as a Venetian, worked at courts in Germany and the Netherlands. This is perhaps a late work, from the period when the artist was active in the Netherlands, although artist and subject (Grif d'Anversa - Antwerp Hawk) are identified on the back in Italian.

Key facts
Artist Jacopo de' Barbari
Artist dates active 1500; died 1516?
Full title A Sparrowhawk
Date made 1510s
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 17.8 x 10.8 cm
Acquisition credit Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number NG3088
Location in Gallery Room 64
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