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Passage of the Delaware, (painting)

Artist:
Sully, T.
Subject:
Washington, George
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 128
Size 13 x 17 feet. The finest picture ever painted in America. The principal figures are faithful portraits of Washington, Knox, Green and Morgan. "Calm his high and noble port--/ Calm his mighty face severe--/ None had seen it change with doubt,/ None had seen it pale with fear--/ And it showed us grandly now,/ In that wild and perilous hour,/ Fraught with wisdom half divine,--/ Fraught with more than mortal power. "Steadily he sat and gazed--/ Not a cloud upon his brow,--/ Calmer in the banquet hall/ Never had he been than now%/ Yet his fate was on the cast--/ Life% and fame% and country% all--/ Sterner game was never played--/ Death or Freedom--win or fall%" [P. 8; see entry 03330123 for additional commentary accompanying this entry.]
Catalogue of the Paintings, Marble and Plaster Statuary and Engravings, comprised in the Collection of the Boston Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts, corner of Tremont and Bromfield Streets. Together with a Descriptive Sketch of the Institution and its Collection. Admission to Museum and Gallery, 25 cts. Boston: Printed by Tuttle and Dennett. 1844.
Topic:
History--United States--Revolution
Figure(s) In Exterior--Water
Landscape--River--Delaware River
Occupation--Military
Portrait male
Literature--Poetry
Control number:
AECI 03350012
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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