June 21, 2024

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Washington Battle of Monmouth painting could sell for millions

Washington Battle of Monmouth painting could sell for millions

FREEHOLD BOROUGH – A “significant” piece of historic artwork depicting George Washington at the Battle of Monmouth may perhaps be sold by the Monmouth County Historic Affiliation (MCHA) for hundreds of thousands of pounds, drawing opposition from historians who declare the MCHA museum would drop a precious piece of background.

Titled “Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth,” the portray by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, a legendary German artist, dates to 1857. It recreates Washington’s involvement in the historic fight that occurred in June 1778. 

“I assume it would be pathetically tragic to provide a person of the important items of the association’s key assortment,” stated Joe Hammond, a former curator of the MCHA museum and a person-time director of the association. “It is a regional collection of nationwide significance and the painting of Washington rallying the troops at Monmouth is a person of the most significant.”

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But with a selling price tag that could attain tens of millions of bucks, MCHA officers contend it is worth investigating a likely sale.

Historic painting of George Washington at the Battle of Monmouth

“The Monmouth County Historic Association has not too long ago been manufactured informed that an important and historical portray in its selection, ‘Washington Rallying the Troops at Monmouth’, by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze, could have a bigger valuation than was realized,” MCHA reported in a statement. “The board of trustees is currently subsequent the techniques outlined in MCHA’s By-legal guidelines as nicely as its collections management plan to deliberate the most responsible path ahead for this portray.”