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 14 by 43 38 inches (84.5 cm × 110.2 cm) hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way; Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way; Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way; Westward the course of empire takes its way; מערבה נפקחת דרכה של האימפריה; Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way; pittura di Emanuel Leutze; Emanuel Leutze festménye; pintura de Emanuel Leutze; quadre d'Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze; Gemälde von Emanuel Leutze; pintura de Emanuel Leutze; painting by Emanuel Leutze; Maleri af Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze; pictură de Emanuel Leutze; obraz Emanuel Leutze; série de peintures d'Emanuel Leutze; målning av Emanuel Leutze; måleri av Emanuel Leutze; ציור מאת עמנואל לויצה; schilderijenserie van Emanuel Leutze; pintura de Emanuel Leutze; pikturo da Emanuel Leutze; painting by Emanuel Leutze; cuadro de Emanuel Leutze; pintura de Emanuel Leutze; pentraĵo de Emanuel Leutze; maleri av Emanuel Leutze; pintura di Emanuel Leutze
Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way 
painting by Emanuel Leutze
Emanuel Leutze - Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way - Capitol.jpg
Upload media
Instance of
Depicts
Manifest destiny, cattle, livestock, man, woman, pilgrim, Golden Gate, San Francisco Bay, musket, horse, covered wagon, mountain, river, blanket, explorer, people and family
Genre
LocationUnited States Capitol, Capitol Hill, Northeast, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
Creator
Collection
Inception
  • 1862
Width
  • 30 ft
Height
  • 20 ft
Different from
Authority control
Edit infobox data on Wikidata