Minnesota Museum Gets Washington Crossing Delaware Painting
WINONA (AP) - One of two surviving versions of the painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware" has a new home at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.
The famed 1851 painting depicting George Washington was recently acquired by the museum's founders from a private collector, who had loaned it to the White House for 35 years. Another larger version is owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The painting was unveiled at a private event Sunday, and that it was set to go on display when the Minnesota museum opened Tuesday.
Museum co-founder Mary Burrichter declined to say what the painting cost.
A third version of the painting was destroyed by British bombs at a German museum in 1942.