Robbing the Eagle's Nest

Created by
Duncanson, Robert S., American, 1821 - 1872
Date
1856
Medium
oil on canvas , wood
Dimensions
H x W (unframed): 36 × 46 1/8 in. (91.4 × 117.2 cm)
Storage: 142.2 × 167.6 × 33 cm (56 × 66 × 13 in.)
H x W x D (framed): 46 1/4 × 56 × 3 1/8 in. (117.5 × 142.2 × 8 cm)
Description
A view of the Ohio River Valley done in the American Romantic style of the Hudson River School. The painting features an eagle soaring by the face of a cliff. The inclusion of figures is rare in Duncanson's work.
Place made
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Visual Arts
Type
oil paintings
Topic
Art
U.S. History, 1815-1861
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2009.13ab
Restrictions & Rights
Public Domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53a1b3c52-564d-42a2-905f-48d9a18659af
3 image(s)