Friday, September 25, 2015

The Making of a Masterpiece: Winds of Change Phase 4

Winds of Change
Washington at Valley Forge, March 4, 1778

The scene shows von Steuben, who is on foot, talking with Washington, who has ridden up to see how the drilling of the troops is going. No more than twenty-five or thirty men could be drilled at any one time. The troops, including Washington’s Life Guards, wait at ease. Alexander Hamilton, the next most prominent rider under the flags and immediately in back of Washington, is easily recognized – his picture is on the $10 bill.     – Mort Künstler

Mort has painted all the figures and some of the flags. After painting the flags above the troops on the left, and the foreground, the painting will be complete.

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