Artwork Title: Struggle Series - No. 10: Washington Crossing the Delaware - Artist Name: Jacob Lawrence

Struggle Series - No. 10: Washington Crossing the Delaware

Jacob Lawrence

Between 1954 and 1956 Lawrence produced thirty pictures about the American Revolution and the Constitution, the westward migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution that he collectively entitled Struggle…From the History of the American People. Those images, plus thirty others, never executed, were intended for a publication that was never realized. Washington Crossing the Delaware, the tenth panel of the series, depicts war-weary soldiers of Washington's army huddle under blankets in three small rowboats in December 1776. Standing at the helm (at lower left) is their leader, his head and back bent stalwartly into the oncoming wind. (
african american artistblack artisthistoricalegg tempera on hardboard

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