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Christian Schussele
George Washington - Historic Duche Letter

1859

$495

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Restrike engraving of an original engraving by Edward S. Best of an original oil painting (1859) by Christian Schuessele, of General Washington at Valley Forge in 1777. Washington is seated clutching the "Duche Letter" in which Reverend Jacob Duche begged him to lay down arms and negotiate for peace with the British. Shortly thereafter Duche was arrested for treason and fled to England.

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  • Creator
    Christian Schussele (1824 - 1879, American)
  • Creation Year
    1859
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.5 in. (64.77 cm)Width: 20.5 in. (52.07 cm)
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: _8434041stDibs: LU5181545433

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About the Artist

Christian Schussele

Born in Alsace, on the border between present-day France and Germany, Christian Schussele studied lithography in Strasbourg for two years before becoming a pupil of the history painter Paul Delaroche in Paris. He immigrated to the United States in 1848 and settled in Philadelphia, where he painted American genre and historical scenes. He was influential in the Philadelphia art world in his activities with the Philadelphia Sketch Club and the Artists’ Fund Society. In 1868 he became a professor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and held the position until his death, when his student Thomas Eakins succeeded him. Schussele’s work can be found in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Huntington Art Collections, San Marino, California. (Biography provided by Godel & Co. Fine Art)
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