Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, 2 oz Solid Silver Bar
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Based on works from the Smithsonian Institute's art collection.
This 2 oz. Solid Silver bar is beautifully designed to resemble the painting, Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth, by Emanual Gottlieb Leutze. The intricate trim of the "picture frame" surrounds the fine detail of the miniature art re-creation. The reverse resembles the back of an actual oil on canvas painting with fine details such as a hanging wire and detailed label which features the signatory O/M mintmark.
The original had a bit of a mystery surrounding it. Emanuel Leutze also created the very famous work, “Washington Crossing the Delaware” and Washington Rallying the Troops was a companion piece that had almost been completely forgotten. Apparently, it was given to the University of California, Berkeley during the late 19th century but no one had seen it for over 50 years. It was found rolled in a box in a storage room under the women’s gym. Luckily, it was still in excellent condition.
Legend has it that this painting memorialized the first time General George Washington lost his temper and used profanity in public due to a military mistake that almost lost a battle. Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette are also depicted.
The original artwork is oil on canvas, dimensions - 23’ × 13’