Sunday, December 25, 2011

Washington crosses the Delaware... again! New work paints more accurate picture of famous moment in U.S. history


New version: New York artist Mort Kuntsler's painting, titled Washington's Crossing: McKonkey's Ferry, Dec. 26, 1776, debuts on Monday

He told The Associated Press that he's 'not knocking the original' - the well-known 1851 painting by German-born artist Emanuel Leutze, who Kunstler says 'was glorifying Washington using what he knew at the time.'

But Kunstler said his new piece is aimed at righting the historical mistakes.


The original: Emanuel Leutze's famous 1851 painting 'Washington Crossing the Delaware'


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