30 x 56 cm | 11 x 20 in
Original drawing in pencil, colouring pencil and pen on paper.
"This drawing is drawn from a still from the silent film Rescued From an Eagle's Nest, 1908 The film is an American silent action-drama co-directed by Edwin S Porter and J. Searle Dawley for the Edison film studios. A woodsman leaves a hut followed by a woman with their baby. Nearby some men chop down a tree. The baby is left outside the hut, but an eagle flies away with it. The mother comes outside and sees what has happened. She picks up a gun and aims, but decides against it. She tells the woodmen and they get to the cliff where the eagle's nest is. One of the men is let down on a rope to the nest. However the eagle attacks, but he kills it and kicks it of the cliff. He then picks up the baby, is hoisted up the cliff, and returns the baby to its mother."