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The Last Drop (from McGuire Scrapbook)

Artist:
Emanuel Leutze (American, Schwäbisch Gmünd 1816–1868 Washington, D.C.)
Medium:
Iron gall ink and graphite on thin green wove letterpress paper
Dimensions:
5 5/16 x 4 7/8 in. (13.5 x 12.4 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of James C. McGuire, 1926
Accession Number:
26.216.29
Not on view
Leutze is best known for his large-scale history paintings such as "Washington Crossing the Delaware". He was interested in American Indian subjects throughout his career, and in this sketch he imagines a lone figure drinking from a forest pond. The Indian’s pose recalls the Hellenistic sculpture known as the "Dying Gaul" (Museo Capitolino, Rome). This classical reference reinforces the impression of the contemplative Indian as a “noble savage,” a popular Romantic concept during the mid-nineteenth century.
Inscription: [at lower right in graphite]: E.G. Leutze. / The Last drop --
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