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

  • 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

Title
Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (mural study, U.S. Capitol)
Artist
Date
1861
On View
Dimensions
33 1/4 x 43 3/8 in. (84.5 x 110.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Sara Carr Upton

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • History – United States – westward expansion
  • Study – mural study
  • Travel – land – stagecoach
  • Allegory – other – civilization
Object Number
1931.6.1
Palette
Research Notes
Linked Open Data
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