Washington Crossing the Delaware: Restoring an American Masterpiece

Washington Crossing the Delaware: Restoring an American Masterpiece

Carrie Rebora Barratt Lance Mayer Gay Myers Eli Wilner Suzanne Smeaton / Nov 18, 2019

Washington Crossing the Delaware Restoring an American Masterpiece Emanuel Leutze s life size Washington Crossing the Delaware commemorates the critical moment in the American Revolution when George Washington led a surprise attack against troops supporting the Briti

  • Title: Washington Crossing the Delaware: Restoring an American Masterpiece
  • Author: Carrie Rebora Barratt Lance Mayer Gay Myers Eli Wilner Suzanne Smeaton
  • ISBN: 9780300176421
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emanuel Leutze s life size Washington Crossing the Delaware commemorates the critical moment in the American Revolution when George Washington led a surprise attack against troops supporting the British forces in Trenton When Leutze created the painting in 1850, after he had returned from America to his native Germany, he was hoping to rally support for the revolutionaryEmanuel Leutze s life size Washington Crossing the Delaware commemorates the critical moment in the American Revolution when George Washington led a surprise attack against troops supporting the British forces in Trenton When Leutze created the painting in 1850, after he had returned from America to his native Germany, he was hoping to rally support for the revolutionary movements then sweeping Europe He sent the work to New York in 1851, and within four months 50,000 people had paid to see it Today the painting is an icon of American visual culture and one of the most beloved objects in The Metropolitan Museum of Art In 2007, Leutze s masterpiece became the focus of the most ambitious conservation and reframing project in the museum s history This book is a behind the scenes report on that project, prefaced by an account of the history of the painting s acquisition and display at the museum.

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