Robbing the Eagle's Nest

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Created by
Duncanson, Robert S., American, 1821 - 1872
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
H x W: 35 1/2 x 45 1/2 in. (90.2 x 115.6 cm)
Storage: 142.2 x 167.6 x 33 cm (56 x 66 x 13 in.)
Type
oil paintings
Place made
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, North and Central America
Date
1856
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.
Topic
African American
Art
United States--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
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Visual Arts
Exhibition
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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