American Eagle

  • Unidentified, American Eagle, 19th century, plaster/bronzed on wood base, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition, 1979.9

Luce Center Label

The bald eagle has been a symbol of American spirit since 1782, when the Continental Congress chose an eagle design for the Great Seal of the United States. As a result, many artists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries included this motif in their work.

Title
American Eagle
Artist
Date
19th century
On View
Dimensions
12 5/8 x 23 x 5 1/8 in. (32.0 x 58.4 x 13.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum acquisition

Mediums
Mediums Description
plaster/bronzed on wood base
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – bird – eagle
Object Number
1979.9
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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