Category:Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way
Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way, also commonly known as Westward Ho!, is a 20-by-30-foot (6.1 m × 9.1 m) painted mural in the United States Capitol Building. It was painted by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (May 24, 1816 – July 18, 1868), a German-American history painter best known for Washington Crossing the Delaware (1851). Commissioned by the U.S. Congress in 1860 and completed in 1861, the mural celebrates the idea of the Manifest Destiny, the belief that the United States was destined for Western exploration and expansion originating from the initial colonies along the Atlantic seaboard to the Pacific Ocean. A preliminary oil study measuring 33 1⁄4 by 43 3⁄8 inches (84.5 cm × 110.2 cm) hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
painting by Emanuel Leutze
Manifest destiny, cattle, livestock, man, woman, pilgrim, Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay, musket, horse, covered wagon, mountain, river, blanket, explorer, people and family
|Location||United States Capitol, Capitol Hill, Northeast, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia|
Media in category "Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way"
The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total.
- Emanuel Leutze - Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way (Central Section) - Capitol.png 2,761 × 1,378; 9.28 MB
- Emanuel Leutze - Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way - Capitol.jpg 3,000 × 2,014; 3.39 MB
- Emanuel Leutze - Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way - Smithsonian.jpg 4,000 × 3,087; 9.07 MB
- Westward (Leutze).JPG 2,040 × 1,530; 1.94 MB
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- Westward.jpg 3,132 × 1,764; 2.12 MB
- WLA amart Westward the Course if Empire 1861 Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze.jpg 1,024 × 768; 586 KB