February 21, 2024

Beauty Arts

The Arts Authority

Monmouth history exhibits planned as Battle of Monmouth painting saved

Monmouth history exhibits planned as Battle of Monmouth painting saved

Very last slide, word that Monmouth County Historic Affiliation may sell a priceless painting of the Fight of Monmouth established the local-historian neighborhood ablaze with objections.

On Monday the MCHA gave its strongest sign that these types of a shift is off the desk, outlining very long-term options to screen “Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth” in an impending exhibition and then once more as portion of its 250th anniversary commemoration of the American Revolution from 2024-26.

The 1857 work depicts General George Washington astride his horse, with a sword-bearing proper arm pointing skyward, amid the tumult of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth at the modern-day-day boundary of Freehold Township and Manalapan. In Could, its famed companion portray, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” by the very same German artist Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, bought at auction for $45 million