Washington Crossing The Delaware Analysis

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Washington Crossing the Delaware is an oil-on-canvas painting by German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb completed in 1851. This painting is used as a reference of the day when General George Washington crosses the Delaware River with his continental army on the night of December 25, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. This event is considered to be the first move in a sudden attack done against the German Hessian allied mercenary forces at Trenton, New Jersey in the Battle of Trenton which took place on the next morning of December 26th. Battle of Trenton was a small but a major contribution in the American Revolutionary War. General Washington driven the primary part of the continental army against the hessian soldiers who surrounded the entire Trenton after crossing the Delaware River on the night of December 25, 1776. The continental army with least damage overpowered the hessian soldiers in a short battle with them. This short battle greatly accelerated the continental army’s flagging attribute and motivated re-recruitments. Gottlieb painted three versions of this painting out of which the original was a part of the collection at the Kunsthalle in Bremen, Germany, and afterwards was destroyed in a bombing raid in 1942 during World War II. The other two paintings, one of which is now in possession of The Minnesota Marine Art Museum and another one is at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
The painting is renowned for its aesthetic distribution of visual
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