CM: Birds attracted the attention of Michail Derpapas since his childhood. Therefore, he addressed this subject later in his painting. He created various birds, including predators. The eagle specifically interested him as a large bird with a lot of power in its curved beak. The eagle is truly majestic when flying with outstretched its large wings. For this reason it deserves the title of king of birds. Here, it is presented supported upright with its very strong fingers and turning its head toward the back side of its body. This sketch was swiftly executed - "a movement of the moment", said Derpapas - on paper with the colors left over in his palette.