At first glance most would think this a print, but it is guaranteed to be an original drawing. The work on paper, measuring 22" by 18", and 27" by 23" in contemporary gold framing, is signed at lower left in a flowing signature "Petzoldt", followed by "Mchn. 28" (Munich, 1928). The handwriting of the signature and overall nineteenth century appearance of the drawing suggests this could be 1828, but the paper would definitely appear to be of the 20th century. Detail of the feathers in particular is exceptional; the artist must have permanently sacrificed some of his vision as a result of his painstaking work on this piece---must have taken an enormous amount of time to create it. Condition is good overall, the work clean with some minor foxing that by no means overshadows the mastery of the hand. There is a Georg Petzoldt who was a sculptor in Munich, the birth/death dates appropriate for the piece, but surprisingly, otherwise, there appear to be few corresponding possibilities among the "listed" artist names. Consider this for a mountain cabin or rustic home.
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