Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Washington Crossing the Delaware, (painting)

Artist:
Leutze
Subject:
Washington, George
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 168
"He crossed the Delaware with his army in the night amid masses of floating ice, and in the twilight of the morning assaulted the inactive camp at the other side. The picture re-produces the moment when the great General--ahead of the mass of the army, which had also just embarked, and part of which are passing off from the shore, and part already struggling with the driving ice--is steering to the opposite shore in a small boat, surrounded by eleven heroic figures, officers, farmers, soldiers and boatmen. The tall and majestic form of the man in whose hands at that hour lay the fate of millions, rises from the group, standing slightly bent forward, with one foot on the bottom of the boat, the other on the forward bench. His mild, yet serious and commanding glance seems seeking to pierce the mists of the further shore and discover the enemy, while intimations of the future grandeur of his country rise upon his mind."--N.Y. Tribune. The figure seated beside Washington, enveloped in the blue cloak, is Gen. Nathaniel Greene. The one immediately behind Washington, bearing the flag, is Gen. Greene's aide, Col. Monroe, (afterwards President). This picture has been engraved by Giradet and published by Goupil & Co. Subscriptions for proofs and prints received by G.H. Whitney. [P. 7.]
Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Paintings, Statuary and other Works of Art, by the Rhode Island Art Association, at Westminster Hall, Providence, September, 1854. Single Admission 25 cts.; Tickets for the Current Week 50 cts.; Season Tickets, $1. Providence: Knowles, Anthony & Co., Printers. 1854.
Topic:
Travel--Water--Boat
History--United States--Revolution
Portrait male
Occupation--Military
Landscape--River--Delaware River
Control number:
AECI 00700168
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Paintings
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Paintings
  • Boats and boating
  • Description and travel
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Men
  • Military
  • Occupations
  • Portraits
  • Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Rivers
  • Boats and boating
  • Description and travel
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Men
  • Military
  • Occupations
  • Portraits
  • Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Rivers
  • Leutze
  • Washington, George
  • Leutze
  • Washington, George
  • Delaware River
  • United States
  • Delaware River
  • United States
  • 1870s
  • Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index