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Toast, The - limited edition print

Toast, The - limited edition print

Valley Forge, May 6, 1778

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LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction technique: Giclées are printed with the finest archival pigmented inks on canvas.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.


Signature Edition 21-3/4” x 16”
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 50 
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Classic Edition 27-1/8” x 20”
Signed & Numbered• Edition Size: 50
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 10

Premier Edition 32-1/2” x 24” 
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 15
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 5

Collector's Edition 45” x 30” 
Signed & Numbered • Edition Size: 5 
Signed Artist’s Proof • Edition Size: 2 



Historical Information

Valley Forge transformed the relationship between Gen. George Washington and his soldiers. After that terrible winter was over, they would follow Washington anywhere.
 
The troops – now cheerful and well-fed – were drilling efficiently on May 5, 1778, when Washington announced tremendous news. On February 6, 1778, in Paris, French and American ministers had signed the Treaty of Alliance to bring France into the war on the side of the United States, as well as the Treaty of Amity and Commerce.  Congress ratified the treaties on May 4. The patriots were no longer alone. Washington decreed a day of thanksgiving to be followed by an immense celebration.

The commander-in-chief led them all in a series of "remarkable toasts" and then mingled freely with the men in "mirth and rejoicing." Whatever hangovers they all may have felt the next morning were more than tempered by an outpouring of hope. The road ahead might be hard, but the worst was over. For the first time, victory seemed a realistic prospect.



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