Struggle Series - No. 10: Washington Crossing the Delaware, 1954. Jacob Lawrence. Egg tempera on hardboard. Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2003. © 2020 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Between 1954 and 1956 Lawrence produced thirty pictures about the American Revolution and the Constitution, westward migration, and the Industrial Revolution that he collectively entitled Struggle…From the History of the American People. Those images, plus thirty others, never executed, were intended for a publication that was never realized. Washington Crossing the Delaware, the tenth panel of the series, depicts war-weary soldiers of Washington's army huddled under blankets in three small rowboats in December 1776.