The March To Valley Forge, December 16, 1777

Date:
1883
Creator:
William Brooke Thomas Trego (1859-1909)

One of the most iconic commemorative works on the American Revolution, William Trego's March to Valley Forge was painted in Philadelphia and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1883. Trego's inspiration was a passage from Washington Irving's Life of Washington: "Sad and dreary was the march to Valley Forge, uncheered by the recollection of any recent triumph. Read more »

Description (physical):

Oil on canvas. L: 78", H: 38". 

Identifier:
2003.00.0415