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Emanuel Leutze: Washington Crossing the Delaware  wikidata:Q509806 reasonator:Q509806
Emanuel Leutze  (1816–1868)  wikidata:Q452321
Emanuel Leutze
Alternative names
Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze
Description American-German painter, artist and architectural draftsperson
Date of birth/death 24 May 1816 Edit this at Wikidata 18 July 1868 Edit this at Wikidata
Location of birth/death Gmünd, (now Schwäbisch Gmünd) Washington DC
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artist QS:P170,Q452321
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Українська: Вашингтон перетинає Делавар
Object type painting Edit this at Wikidata
Genre history painting Edit this at Wikidata
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Date 1851
date QS:P571,+1851-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q12321255,P518,Q861259
Dimensions height: 378.5 cm (12.4 ft); width: 647.7 cm (21.2 ft)
dimensions QS:P2048,378.5U174728
dimensions QS:P2049,647.7U174728
institution QS:P195,Q160236
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Place of creation United States of America Edit this at Wikidata
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 connu un grand succès en Angleterre et en Allemagne. La première version de ce sujet par Leutze date de 1849. Elle a été endommagée par le feu de son atelier en 1850, mais restaurée et acquise 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 considérable, 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.
Source/Photographer The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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First version (1849–50)


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current22:56, 6 March 2023Thumbnail for version as of 22:56, 6 March 20234,313 × 2,473 (8.82 MB)Crisco 1492Reverted to version as of 04:37, 17 February 2012 (UTC) - Per Commons:Overwriting existing files; potentially controversial overwrite was never discussed, and this version has a large portion of the painting missing
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04:37, 17 February 2012Thumbnail for version as of 04:37, 17 February 20124,313 × 2,473 (8.82 MB)Morgan RileyReturning to the version voted on as Featured; new version washes out a good amount of detail in attempt to brighten what is a naturally dark painting. This sort of change might best be done by creating a derivative image, rather than replacing one alread
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