Eagle, from the series A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly
16 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (41.28 x 37.47 cm)
Gift of the artist, 2002.008.01.06
A celebrated Eagle was rebuked for talking such satisfaction in his magnificence. “All that distinguishes you from the pigeon is your swiftness, your power, and your terrible talons and beak,” jibed his interlocutor. “How right you are,” replied the eagle.
Moral: It’s fun to rub it in.