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Triumph of Patriotism
A. H. Ritchie; F. O. C. Darley; Ritchie & Co.
USA: New York, New York City
engraving on paper with watercolor
sheet: 29"h x 39"w
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Triumph of Patriotism colored engraving; George Washington riding into New York on horseback; large crowd on street in balconies; American flag behind Washington; two soldiers on horseback forcing the crowd out of Washington's horse's way; several men on horseback behind Washington, these men are identified in key at bottom, reads "Hamilton, Steuben, Knox, Washington, Gov. Clinton"; reads below image "PUBLISHED BY RITCHIE & CO. 442 BROADWAY N.Y. / ENGRAVED BY A. H. RITCHIE / TRIUMPH OF PATRIOTISM / Washington entering New York 25TH November 1783. / To Washington Irving This Print commemorative of the crowning event of the struggle for American Independence. / Is by permission respectfully dedicated by the Publishers Ritchie & Co. / Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1858 by A. H. Ritchie in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. Drawn by F.O.C. Darley"

Artist F. O. C. Darley provided illustrations for author Washington Irving’s multi-volume work, Life of George Washington. In this large-scale engraving, which the publisher Alexander Hay Ritchie dedicated to the writer, Darley showed George Washington entering New York on November 25, 1783, the day that British troops left the city.

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