Washington Crossing the Delaware in NYC

I recently had the opportunity of  joining a few PPFA framers in a walk through the American wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Suzanne Smeaton, the keynote speaker and educator at our 2013 PPFA National Convention, enthusiastically showed us some of her favorites in the Museum. Suzanne worked for Eli Wilner, the shop that created the new frame for Emanuel Leutze’s Washington Crossing the Delaware.  She oversaw the making of the new 3,000 pound hand carved, gilded frame.  Below are a few photos of the Leutze piece.  A very interesting  short video appeared on CBS Sunday Morning explaining the amazing framing job.

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