About This Artwork

Jean Léon Gérôme
French, 1824-1904

Eagle Expiring, Monument for Waterloo, modeled c. 1900 (cast after 1902)

Gilt bronze
68.6 x 71.1 cm (27 x 28 in.)
Siot-Decauville Fondeur Paris on back of base.
?28K on back of base.

George F. Harding Collection, 1990.580

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Musée de Vesoul, Gérôme: Jean-Léon Gérôme, 18224-1904, peintre, sculpteur et graveur: ses oeuvres conserves dans les collections françaises publiques et privées, exh. cat. (La Ville de Vesoul, 1981), no. 198, p. 155.

Gerald M. Ackerman, The Life and Work of Jean-Léon Gérôme, with a Catalogue Raisonné (Sotheby’s, 1986), p. 328, cat. S.58.

Gerald M. Ackerman, Jean-Léon Gérôme: Monographie revisée, Catalogue raisonné mis à jour (Paris: ACR Edition Internationale, 2000), no.S58, p. 400.

Ownership History

George F. Harding, Jr. (d. 1939), Chicago, by 1939; bequeathed to the George F. Harding Museum, Chicago, 1939; transferred to the Art Institute, 1982; accessioned by the Art Institute, 1990.




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