Washington Crossing the Delaware
– It was painted by Leutze 75 years after the American Revolution in the hopes of inspiring the liberal reformers during the European Revolutions of 1848.
– There were three versions of the painting, not enough to go around for such an important and well-loved piece. The Congress wanted to put a version of the picture in the White House but it was bought by a collector in New York. A copy of the painting is currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and another copy is at the The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota