Chapter VIII "The Animal Village," "And Spread His Wings and Flew on High"
Black ink with touches of white correction fluid on heavy wove paper
Sheet: 19 1/2 x 14 5/16 in. (49.5 x 36.4 cm)
Image: 14 x 9 1/16 in. (35.6 x 23 cm) (show scale)
Signed in black ink, upper right: "[circular symbol] / Birch" (signature integrated into lines of drawing, inconspicuous)
Inscribed in graphite, lower left: 'Chap VIII / "And spread his wings and flew on high / then said: 'I really ought to cry / But the trouble is you cannot fly'- / and the ostrich answered '[why]'." '
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Reginald Birch (American, born London, England, 1856-1943). Chapter VIII "The Animal Village," "And Spread His Wings and Flew on High," 1940. Black ink with touches of white correction fluid on heavy wove paper, Sheet: 19 1/2 x 14 5/16 in. (49.5 x 36.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William G. Lord, 68.225.14 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.68.225.14.jpg)
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