Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze (1851)
To commemorate General George Washington’s journey across the Delaware River in 1776, German-American artist, Emanuel Leutze painted the Continental Army and Washington in action.
However, the original painting was destroyed during World War II, so Leutze painted two more. One of which is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the other is at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota.
The recreation shows the victory on General Washington’s face and the patriotism of the Continental soldiers.