Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Knight of Sayn and the Gnomes, by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze


  1. The same guy who painted Washington crossing the Delaware?

  2. The very same, apparently. I'm trying to track down the whole story behind the painting; apparently a knight is given an impossible message to deliver and some friendly dwarfs build a road so he can. It may have been fairly well known once upon a time to have such work dedicated to depicting it.