Eagle Etching By Edward And Charles Detmold
Title: "Eagle" - Etching
Author: Detmold, Edward Julius & Detmold, [Charles] Maurice
Description: Original etching. 11x11 cm. (4¼x4¼") on a 28x21.5 cm (11x8½") sheet.An eagle, on a rock seen from the front and turned partially to the left, one wing raised the other lowered. A shield containing the word 'Amitie' hangs by a strap from the bough of a flowering bush. The monograms of the Detmold brothers appear in the plate in the upper corners. Signed by E.J. Detmold and initialed in pencil in the lower margin. The Detmold twins collaborated on a number of animal etchings at the close of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century. Maurice Detmold committed suicide in 1908, Edward would go on to success as an illustrator of numerous works including The Fables of Aesop, Maurice Maeterlinck's Life of the Bee and Fabre's Book of Insects.
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