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Stan Washburn (American, b. 1943)

Eagle, from the series A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly

Date: 1982
Medium: Etching
Object Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (41.28 x 37.47 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, 2002.008.01.06
Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang

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.

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