I think we all could use a bird-angel delivering good luck, and what a charmer this one is, drawn in red and black ink by an E.F. Rogers, late 19th c. or so I believe. While clearly informed by Spencerian calligraphy, I really like how the decorative marks and especially the crest on this bird make it feel much more folky than formal. A perfect gift for someone embarking on a new flight of sorts, though also a nice one to greet each morning, perhaps hanging over the coffee maker!
6 3/4" x 4", ink on paper. A little soiling/toning/smudging, mostly around edges, overall good condition.