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You know that painting... (24.13)

Bobby: You know that painting of Washington crossing the Delaware. In the boat with all his troops? I forget what it's called.

Wags: I think it's called Washington Crossing The Delaware - You didn't forget.

Bobby: No. And do you know why it's called that? Because at the moment that his troops were facing the sting of battle, Washington was right there with them, leaning into the wind. Not back at home jerking off.

Wags: I'll admit, Washington Crossing the Delaware would look pretty fucking strange without George Washington.

Washington Crossing the Delaware is an 1851 oil-on-canvas painting by the German-American artist Emanuel Leutze. It commemorates General George Washington during his famous crossing of the Delaware River with the Continental Army on the night of December 25–26, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War. That action was the first move in a surprise attack against the GermanHessian allied mercenary forces at Trenton, New Jersey, in the Battle of Trenton on the morning of December 26. The original was part of the collection at the Kunsthalle in Bremen, Germany, and was destroyed in a bombing raid in 1942, during World War II. Leutze painted two more versions, one of which is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The other was in the West Wing reception area of the White House in Washington, D.C., but in March 2015, was put on display at The Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota.

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