Emanuel Luetze, famous for his painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, painted a variety of neoclassical works of great interest. Painting in the early and mid 1800s, in the generation after Benjamin West and the 18th century colonists, his paintings are lively and contain a variety of themes including Manifest Destiny and 'westward expansion of the empire'; Columbus and the settling of the New World; and the American Revolution. The style is neoclassical, seemingly infused with the whimsy of the modern world and rich color palette of the North American continent.

Westward the Course of the Empire Takes Its Way

Mrs Schuyler Burning Her Wheat Fields on the Approach

Columbus Before the Queen

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Washington at the Battle of the Monongahela

The Knight of Sayn and the Gnomes, 1849

Storming of the Teocalli by Cortez and His Troops, 1848

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