John Haley Bellamy (1836-1914). American Eagle with banner reading, “don’t give up the ship”, c. 1880

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Carved and polychrome painted white pine. Length 26 ½ in., Height 8 in., Depth 6 In.

A fine and rare American eagle with banner, “Don’t give up the ship” carving by one of America’s foremost carvers of American eagles. Bellamy worked from his home and workshop in Kittery, Point, Maine; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Boston and Charleston Massachusetts.

John Haley Bellamy, carver of eagles, by Yvonne Brault Smith, 1982. Illustrated on p. 67 is a nearly identical eagle carving.

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