“George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware”

Robert  Colescott “George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware” 1975. Based on Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s 1851 canvas “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” (Met NY), depicts the African American inventor George Washington Carver commanding the charge with an army of minstrel-like black characters drinking moonshine, catching catfish, and strumming the banjo – representing stereotypical, racist views of black citizens at the time. Worthington Whittredge (1820-1910) American landscape painter posed for Leutze, who used him as the model for Washington

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