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Chapter VIII "The Animal Village," "And Spread His Wings and Flew on High"

Reginald Birch

American Art

MEDIUM Black ink with touches of white correction fluid on heavy wove paper
DATES 1940
DIMENSIONS 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)
SIGNATURE Signed in black ink, upper right: "[circular symbol] / Birch" (signature integrated into lines of drawing, inconspicuous)
INSCRIPTIONS 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]'." '
COLLECTIONS American Art
ACCESSION NUMBER 68.225.14
CREDIT LINE Gift of William G. Lord
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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