Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (mural study, U.S. Capitol)

Copied Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (mural study, U.S. Capitol), 1861, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Sara Carr Upton, 1931.6.1
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Artwork Details

Title
Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (mural study, U.S. Capitol)
Date
1861
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
33 1443 38 in. (84.5110.1 cm.)
Credit Line
Bequest of Sara Carr Upton
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Indian
  • Study — mural study
  • Allegory — other — civilization
  • Figure group — male
  • History — United States — westward expansion
Object Number
1931.6.1
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