Something from this painting for Freepers to know— it documents the ice pack that was on the river at the time— it was beginning to ice over.The Delaware river has not had ice floes in it since this time of Washington. In the global warming crowd they neglect to note that at the time of the Revolution the future US was in a mini ice age.
Valley Forge was terribly cold for winter quarters, and the story of soldiers freezing to death was quite terrible and real.
The Delaware river has not had ice floes in it since this time of Washington.
If I remember my art history, the painting was done in Germany as a study of floating ice. The American flag was not designed or used at that time, but who cares! It is a great painting!