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This finely executed engraving is after the important early painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware, an oil-on-canvas by the German American artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, painted in 1850. This print was engraved by Paul Girardet, printed and published by Goupil & Co., 1853, with a copyright by M. Knoedler, New York.
Sparks’ The Life of George Washington is one of the earliest and most intimate biographies of our first President. Sparks’ biography is further embellished with 14 engraved plates of portraits, views, and battle plans.
This print is an artistic representation of the signing of the Constitution of the United States with strong allegorical references to core American values and renderings of our 150 year history since its inception.
When this print was engraved in 1858, the Capitol was still finishing renovations. The new dome had yet to be completed and Sartain had to take some artistic liberties to depict a finished building.
The year 1815 saw the conclusion of the United States’ second war with Britain, the War of 1812, and American nationalism peaked in its wake. Entrepreneurial publishers hoped to fill this demand and rushed to produce the first engraved printing of the Declaration of Independence.
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