From Rudolf Cronau's account about reaching the Salt Lake Valley: “Across my vision, stretched the great Salt Lake with its extensive islands, towered above it were distant mountain ranges. Around noon we reached Salt Lake City, the Jerusalem of the Mormon State. We saw the temple, the tabernacle, the houses of the prophet tower above the trees, and soon drove into the inconspicuous train station, from where a carriage trotted us at a fast paced\ to the famous Townsend Hotel. I stayed there for a full week to study the life and goings-on of the Mormon people, firsthand, and to witness peculiarities that the city has to offer from in a time of splendor. Getting into closer contact with some Mormon families, I thought I ought to get a clear picture of Mormon teachings and life. A better country could not easily be found on the vast earth…"
Emanuel Leutze (German/American, 1816-1868)Departure of the Israelites (1844)Oil on canvas72 x 108 in. Signed, “E. Leutze, Düsseldorf 1844” Micah Christensen on Emmanuel Leutze, "Departure of the Israelites" Notes on a Masterpiece Found Shortly before painting the iconic Washington Crossing the Deleware (1851 | Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Westward Ho! (1851 | US Capitol) Emanuel Leutze made The Departure of the Israelites (1844)....
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