Henri DELUERMOZ (1876 - 1943)

Studies of the Wings of an Eagle

Brush and black ink, with touches of white chalk, on reddish-brown prepared paper.
Signed with a monogram and dated Marseille / hD. Janv.1906- at the lower right.
Extensively inscribed with colour notes: brun très foncé et très chaud / plumes légères nour et brun jaunâtre., tête duvetée (blanc), collier plumes très fines et / très blanches., entre les plumes / le fond du duvet / est gris très fin et chaud, plumes très fortes / et brunes, fond foncé dans les / bruns chauds / dessins noirs, culottes blanches. serres très puissante, plumes plus marquées que celles / du collier., plumes plus longues et en perspective., [?] en avant.
268 x 397 mm. (10 1/2 x 15 5/8 in.)

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A relatively early work by the artist. Deluermoz had spent the early years of his career sketching in the Jardin des Plantes and the Jardin d’Acclimation in Paris. In 1905 he settled in Orange in Provence, where he was engaged on a large-scale decorative mural project, and began a series of travels around the Midi. It may be noted that this drawing, dated January 1906, was drawn in Marseille, probably at the Jardin Zoologique in the gardens of the Palais Longchamp.

A similar drawing of an eagle is illustrated in an article on the artist published in the magazine L’Artiste Contemporain in 1920.

Henri DELUERMOZ

Studies of the Wings of an Eagle

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