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Washington Re-Crossing the Delaware

December 26, 2011

Washington Re-Crossing the Delaware

Artist Mort Künstler unveils a new painting of “Washington crossing the Delaware” today at the New-York Historical Society. The new version is more historically accurate than the iconic 1851 work by Emanuel Leutze that hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The new painting shows the American rebel raiders crossing the river at a narrower location on a stormy night in a flat-bottomed ferry barge with the correct flag. We do not know if there will be a postage stamp or T-shirts.