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Cast after:
Jo Davidson, 30 Mar 1883 - 2 Jan 1952  Search this
Foundry:
C. Valsuani  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, 4 Feb 1902 - 26 Aug 1974  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
With Base: 53.7 x 17.8 x 26.4cm (21 1/8 x 7 x 10 3/8")
Base: 14.9 x 14.9cm (5 7/8 x 5 7/8")
Type:
Sculpture
Place:
France\Île-de-France\Ville de Paris, Départment de\Paris
Date:
1967 cast after 1939 original
Exhibition Label:
On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York in his single-engine Spirit of St. Louis. He landed thirty-six hours later at Paris’s Le Bourget Aerodrome, greeted by 100,000 cheering Frenchmen. His instant fame in Europe was echoed by millions in the United States, and he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later, before World War II, Lindbergh’s admiration for German efficiency and industry, his campaign against America’s entry into the war, and his anti-Semitism could not fully dim the luster. The battle of the “lone eagle” against the elements and the machine struck a chord in America’s psyche that reverberates today.
Provenance:
(M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.), New York; purchased NPG 1968
Topic:
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Male  Search this
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Military\Army\Officer\Brigadier General  Search this
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Science and Technology\Aviator  Search this
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Peace activist  Search this
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Pulitzer Prize  Search this
Charles Augustus Lindbergh: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.68.10
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
20th Century Americans: 1900-1930 (re-installation 2012)
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 322
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.68.10