Symbolism played an important role in Bellany’s work. This etching belongs to a series of portraits Bellany made that return to the imagery of Port Seton and the sea. Many of them are linked to his second wife, Juliet, and her death in 1985. Here, a nude woman, possibly Juliet, is depicted wearing a cat-mask. However, her human eyes engage with the beady eyes of the eagle, claws-bared.