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Antique American Folk Art Painting of Eagle

Oil on Wood Painting

Circa 1900-1925: Measuring 28 ¼” x 17 ¼” including its original frame, this folksy rendition of Haliaeetus Leucoryphus, commonly known as Palla’s fish eagle and native to Asia, is the second example of this anonymous American folk artist’s bird portraits to pass through our hands. The first painting, that of Columba Palumbus,

the wood pigeon, a native of Great Britain, was found in a country estate outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and this painting came out of an Ohio gentleman’s collection. Because both birds are not indigenous to the American shores, we surmise the paintings (both with evidence of having been screwed into a wall and both with their scientific monikers in prominent view) were commissioned originally by a naturalist who collected and exhibited exotic birds. Palla’s fish eagle is a has a wingspan that can reach over eight feet in length, and the bird is so strong that it is documented to have flown with a fish twice its weight in its talons. This striking piece of folk painting from the arts and crafts period will display wonderfully in a lodge or den setting and is sure to catch the attention of anyone who sets foot within its vicinity.

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

 

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

Antique American Folk Art Painting on Board of Eagle on Perch Pennsylvania Origin

 

Antique American Painting of Eagle
For Sale: $1250


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