I am completely taken with drawing, which is just the right amount of strange! First this truly fabulous eagle, with fantastically detailed feathers (whoever draw this clearly got lost in the pleasures of mark-making) and wonderfully striped talons, made all the greater by its relation to this little landscape and tiny house, such that it reads Godzilla-like in scale. And then how this fence (perhaps) and bush (perhaps) morph into the realm of pure abstraction--just pure joyful doodling. Unusual, and so good!
I know from someone more expert that me that the watermark on the top left of the lined paper on which it is drawn dates it to the 1860s or so. I purchased it in this frame, which is from the same period, and into which it was just mounted, all archival, acid free mat, linen tape, etc.--which think it suits it very well. The drawing is in great antique condition, with a few light stains but very minor. The wood frame shows some age and wear, which I think is all to the good. The ink color is a sort of sepia-gray.
Photos show some glare; not folds or creases to the paper. Details are best for color of both ink and paper. Drawing size (visible) is 6 7/8" x 4 5/8". Framed: 14 1/4" x 12 3/8" x 1 1/4".