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American artist Harrington G. Fitzgerald (1847-1930) painted this version of General George Washington’s famous 1776 crossing of the Delaware River about 100 years after the Revolutionary War. Instead of showing the actual crossing of the Delaware, Fitzgerald shows the Continental Army soldiers on the New Jersey side of the river as they regroup and prepare to march on Trenton. Fitzgerald spent much of his life working for a family-owned newspaper, but he found relief from the stresses of his professional life in painting. He studied painting under several notable American artists, including Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent. Fitzgerald is best known for his works depicting the landscape of Valley Forge. 

Artwork Details

  • Washington Crossing the Delaware
    Painted by Harrington G. Fitzgerald
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1870s-1890s
    Oil on Canvas
    Museum of the American Revolution
    2003.00.0507

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Image 092320 16x9 William Trego March Valley Forge Painting Collection
 

March to Valley Forge

This iconic depiction of the march to Valley Forge by William B. T. Trego was painted in Philadelphia and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1883.
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