General, George, Washington, Crossing the Delaware, by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze.

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Washington Crossing the Delaware is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze.

It commemorates General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River with the Continental Army on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War.

That action was the first move in a surprise attack against the German Hessian allied mercenary forces at Trenton, New Jersey, in the Battle of Trenton on the morning of December 26.

The original was part of the collection at the Kunsthalle in Bremen, Germany, and was destroyed in a bombing raid in 1942, during World War II. Leutze painted two more versions, one of which is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The other was in the West Wing reception area of the White House in Washington, D.C., but is now in possession of The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota.

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