American Eagle

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
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
12 58235 18 in. (32.058.413.1 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