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'The Eagle Slayer' was cast in 1851 by the Coalbrookdale Company, having been designed by popular Victorian neoclassical sculptor John Bell. The sculpture is made of cast iron, a material previously only used for industrial use. The sculpture shows a shepherd who, upon discovering one of his sheep has been killed by an eagle, fires an arrow and kills the eagle. The statue appears in the 1875 Coalbrookdale Company catalogue (No.

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Telford


Date

c.1851

Medium

cast iron

Measurements

H 256 x W 132 x D 166 cm

Accession number

L839

Acquisition method

on loan from the Victora and Albert Museum

Work type

Sculpture

Inscription description

COALBROOKDALE SHROPSHIRE


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Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7DQ England

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