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.


  • Title: Robbing the Eagle's Nest
  • Creator: Robert S. Duncanson, American, 1821 - 1872
  • Date Created: 1856
  • Physical Dimensions: Storage: 142.2 x 167.6 x 33 cm (56 x 66 x 13 in.)
  • Subject Keywords: Art, History
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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