Head of a Screaming Man, 1792. Creator: Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820)
Head of a Screaming Man, 1792. After studying in Italy, Benjamin West achieved outstanding success in England, where he served as the second president of the Royal Academy of Arts in London and became a personal friend of King George III. West's earliest paintings were classical and restrained in spirit, but in the 1780s, influenced by the writer Edmund Burke, he became interested in producing grand, terrifying compositions of destruction and apocalypse.
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'Senate Front, Washington D.C.', c1900. Creator: Kilburn Brothers
'Senate Front, Washington D.C.', c1900. The entrance to the United States Senate, in the north wing of the Capitol Building. The marble sculpture, entitled 'The Rescue', was made by Horatio Greenough between 1837 and 1850, and depicts a confrontation between an American Indian warrior and a pioneer family. In 1939 it was recommended that the sculpture be "...ground into dust, and scattered to the four winds, that no more remembrance may be perpetuated of our barbaric past, and that it may not be a constant reminder to our American Indian citizens". It was finally removed in 1958. Stereocard. [Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, New Hampshire, c1900]
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