Struggle Series - No. 10: Washington Crossing the Delaware by Jacob Lawrence
Between 1954 and 1956 Lawrence produced thirty pictures about the American Revolution and the Constitution, the westward migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution that he collectively entitled Struggle…From the History of the American People. Those images, plus thirty others, never executed, were intended for a publication that was never realized. Washington Crossing the Delaware, the tenth panel of the series, depicts war-weary soldiers of Washington's army huddle under blankets in three small rowboats in December 1776. Standing at the helm (at lower left) is their leader, his head and back bent stalwartly into the oncoming wind. (http://metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/493552?rss=1)
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