General George Washington, Chief of the Continental Army, is shown crossing the Delaware River.
by Emanuel Leutze, 1816-1868.
Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1851 by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (German, active United States, 1816–1868)
Oil on canvas; 149 x 255 in. (378.5 x 647.7 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
It commemorates General George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. This painting is considered the most famous icon of American history; it has become one of the best known and most extensively published images in American history.  
12 feet high and 21 feet long. 
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