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Washington Crossing the Delaware

Artist:
William K. Hewitt (American, 19th century)
Lithographer:
Nathaniel Currier (American, Roxbury, Massachusetts 1813–1888 New York)
Sitter:
George Washington (American, 1732–1799)
Date:
1838–46
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/16 × 10 3/16 in. (35.7 × 25.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Bequest of Adele S. Colgate, 1962
Accession Number:
63.550.437
Not on view
George Washington on horseback, holding a small spyglass in his right hand. His troops are depicted behind him on the shore, with others in rowboats on the river, seen through the horse's legs.
Signature: In stone within image at lower left: W.K. Hewitt
Below image right and lower center: N. Currier's Lith N. Y. / Pub. by N. Currier 2 Spruce St. N.Y."
Adele S. Colgate (American, died 1962); Donor: Adele S. Colgate (American, died 1962)
Peters 1007a; Conningham 1970, 6521; Gale 7034
Harry T. Peters Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. 2 vols., Garden City, NY, 1931, cat. no. 1007a.

Frederick A. Conningham, Colin Simkin Currier & Ives prints; an illustrated check list. Crown Publishers, New York, 1970, cat. no. 6521.

Gale Research Company, Bernard F. Reilly Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A comprehensive catalogue of the lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merritt Ives and Charles Currier, including ephemera associated with the firm, 1834-1907. 1984, cat. no. 7034.



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