Japanese falconry probably ultimately derives from the Chinese. This century image of such a gos and a gyr by Castiglione, the Jesuit painter at the Chinese court, who combined western and Chinese techniques.
Giuseppe Castiglione, ( 1688 - 1766 ) Missionary to China, arriving in Took the name Lang Shining. Studied Chinese painting combining Chinese techniques and themes with European sensibilities. Painted portraits of the Emperor Qianlong and the Empress.