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File:Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze, MMA-NYC, 1851.jpg



English: Washington Crossing the Delaware.
Français : Washington traversant le Delaware.
Українська: Вашингтон перетинає Делавар
Date 1851
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions 378.5 × 647.7 cm (149 × 255 in)
Accession number 97.34
Object history
English: Second version:
Provenance: With Goupil, Vibert and Company, Paris and New York, 1851–52; Marshall O. Roberts, New York, 1852–died 1880; his estate, 1880–97; sale, Ortgies and Company, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, January 20, 1897, no. 172; John S. Kennedy, New York, 1897
English: Leutze's depiction of Washington's attack on the Hessians at Trenton on the morning of December 26, 1776, was a great success in America and in Germany. Leutze began his first version of this subject in 1849. It was damaged in his studio by fire in 1850 and, although restored and acquired by the Kunsthalle Bremen, was again destroyed in a bombing raid in 1942. In 1850, Leutze began this version of the subject, which was placed on exhibition in New York during October of 1851. At this showing Marshall O. Roberts bought the canvas for the then-enormous sum of $10,000. In 1853, M. Knoedler published an engraving of it. Many studies for the painting exist, as do copies by other artists.
Français : Ce tableau de Leutze représente l'attaque des "Hessiens" (soldats allemands combattant pour l'Angleterre) par George Washington à Trenton, le 26 décembre 1776. Il a reçu un grand succès en Angleterre et en Allemagne. La première version de ce sujet par Leutze date de 1849. Elle a été endommagée par un feu de son atelier en 1850, mais restaurée et acquis par le Kunsthalle de Brême, où elle fut détruite par un raid aérien en 1942. En 1850, Leutze a exécuté cette version, qui a été exposée à New York en octobre 1851. Elle a été acquise par Marshall O. Roberts pour la somme - alors énorme - de 10 000 $. En 1853, une version gravée du tableau a été publiée par M. Knoedler.
Italiano: Emanuel Leutze, “Washington Crossing the Delaware” («Washington attraversa il Delaware», 1851), olio su tela 378,5 cm × 647,7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York. Il dipinto di Leutze raffigura l'attacco a sorpresa ( battaglia di Trenton) sferrato dagli indipendentisti americani contro gli Assiani, i reggimenti tedeschi al servizio della Gran Bretagna durante la Guerra di indipendenza americana (1775-1783). La prima versione di questo dipinto fu realizzata nel 1849. L'opera fu danneggiata successivamente (1850) da un incendio nello studio del pittore, restaurata ed esposta all'esibizione di New York nel 1851. Acquistata da Marshall O. Roberts per la somma - enorme per l'epoca - di 10 000 dollari, fu in seguito venduta al Kunsthalle Bremen, un museo di Brema, dove venne danneggiata nel 1942 a seguito di un bombardamento.
English: Smithsonian Art Inventory Catalog, IAP 36120525
Source/Photographer The Metropolitan Museum of Art


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