Crossing the Delaware Balance Sculpture
This balance sculpture is a great addition to your home, office, or a child's room! It is inspired by Washington's famous 1776 Christmas crossing of the Delaware River as depicted by artist Emanuel Leutze' engraving.
In December of 1776, decimated by superior British forces, suffering from disease, desertion and lack of funds, General George Washington faced the unthinkable - losing the war. Despite all advice to the contrary, Washington made a courageous decision that is considered to be one of the boldest in military history. On Christmas night, with the American Revolution hanging in the balance, Washington took his army across the ice-choked Delaware River. The next morning, he led a surprise attack against a garrison of English troops and battle-hardened Hessian mercenaries in the Battle of Trenton. The overwhelming and miraculous victory turned the tide in the war and changed the course of history.
Balance sculpture measures 15" high by 13" long; constructed of iron and hand painted with an antiqued crackle finish. Many of the figures within the boat are separate components from the boat and are constructed with a pivot point that will allow the figures, flag, and oars to move independently from the rocking boat. Includes information card.