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Frieze of American History - Death of Tecumseh
Description
Creators
Constantino Brumidi, Artist
Filippo Constaggini
, Artist
Allyn Cox
, Artist
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Relief printed etchings
Description
The Frieze of American History in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol contains a painted panorama depicting significant events in American history. The frieze's 19 scenes is the work of three artists: Constantino Brumidi, Filippo Constaggini and Allyn Cox. The frieze is painted in grisaille, a monochrome of whites and browns that resembles sculpture. It measures 8 feet 4 inches in height and approximately 300 feet in circumference. It starts 58 feet above the floor. Tecumseh, chief, warrior and orator, is shown being fatally shot by Colonel Johnson at the Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. The piece was started in 1878, a section was completed in 1880, and the work in total was completed in 1953.
Date of Original
1953
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 2600in
Image Height: 972in
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Johnson, Richard M. ; Tecumseh
Local identifier
SNPL000062v00i
Collection
Six Nations Legacy Consortium Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Washington, D.C., United States
    Latitude: 38.8894406454206 Longitude: -77.0091549339294
Donor
Six Nations Legacy Consortium
Creative Commons licence
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement
Protected by copyright: Uses are subject to the terms of a contract. Contact the repository for further information. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original
Rotunda of the United States Capitol
Contact
Six Nations Public Library
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Frieze of American History - Death of Tecumseh


The Frieze of American History in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol contains a painted panorama depicting significant events in American history. The frieze's 19 scenes is the work of three artists: Constantino Brumidi, Filippo Constaggini and Allyn Cox. The frieze is painted in grisaille, a monochrome of whites and browns that resembles sculpture. It measures 8 feet 4 inches in height and approximately 300 feet in circumference. It starts 58 feet above the floor. Tecumseh, chief, warrior and orator, is shown being fatally shot by Colonel Johnson at the Battle of the Thames in Upper Canada during the War of 1812. The piece was started in 1878, a section was completed in 1880, and the work in total was completed in 1953.