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Artist:
Paul Wayland Bartlett, born New Haven, CT 1865-died Paris, France 1925  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
12 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (31.2 x 11.3 x 11.3 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1916
Luce Center Label:
Paul Wayland Bartlett created Eagle of Preparedness in 1916, soon after the British ship Lusitania was sunk by the Germans. This event sparked a crusade for military “preparedness” in America, as many people realized that entry into World War I was inevitable. With his Eagle, Bartlett showed his support for the Allied cause and the movement to rearm.
Topic:
Animal\bird\eagle  Search this
Allegory\civic\war  Search this
Allegory\quality\fortitude  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Armistead Peter III
Object number:
1958.11.18
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1958.11.18