The Metropolitan Museum is home to one of the best-known works in American art, the monumental canvas, Washington Crossing the Delaware
by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (German, active United States, 1816–1868). Leutze portrays George Washington, accompanied by some 2,500 of his troops, crossing the Delaware River about nine miles above Trenton, New Jersey, in a surprise attack on the Hessians. The strategic crossing took place after midnight on December 25, 1776; ice and snow kept the American soldiers and their allies from reaching shore until daybreak, which Leutze captured with the morning star overhead. Painted in Düsseldorf in 1851, the canvas was later exhibited in New York City, where more than 50,000 people paid to see the grand painting with its large eagle-crested frame. The canvas is the source for our magnetic bookmarks.
Set of 3 bookmarks. Lacquered metal, with magnetic snap closure. 1 2/3'' x 3 1/2'' each.