Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Looking glass, 1800–1820
    New York City
    Gilt gesso, pine, wire, églomisé tablet; 51 x 25 in. (129.5 x 63.5 cm)
    Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950 (50.145.358)

    This early nineteenth-century looking glass from New York City is surmounted by a bald eagle. The work is characterized by the Neoclassical style popular at the time, with the eagle serving as a appropriate symbol from both antiquity and Federal America.

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  • Looking glass, 1800–1820
    New York City
    Gilt gesso, pine, wire, églomisé tablet; 51 x 25 in. (129.5 x 63.5 cm)
    Bequest of Mary Stillman Harkness, 1950 (50.145.358)

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