Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)? or Legendary Eagle

Object Number: 
c. 1554-1564
Watercolor and black ink on ivory paper, formerly laid on an album page
Overall: 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. (39.4 x 28.6 cm), irregular
Inside cover of Album 1 contains a printed catalogue description reading: "Drawings of European Birds, a Collection of upwards of 200 Drawings, most beautifully executed colours, of European Birds, taken from Nature, and most faithfully copied with a view
Avian Study. An Eagle as per Kinzelbach or a legendary species, originating from Aristotle, see Belon, Commentary p.407
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nathaniel H. Bishop
The Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth, England; John Cassin, Philadelphia, 1869; M.Thomas & Sons, Philadelphia, 1872; Nathaniel H. Bishop, Toms River, New Jersey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group