File:Surrender of General Burgoyne.jpg

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John Trumbull: Surrender of General Burgoyne  wikidata:Q7646706 
Artist
creator QS:P170,Q369263
John Trumbull: Surrender of General Burgoyne
Title
Surrender of General Burgoyne
Object type painting
Description

The scene of the surrender of the British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga, on October 17, 1777, was a turning point in the American Revolutionary War that prevented the British from dividing New England from the rest of the colonies. The central figure is the American General Horatio Gates, who refused to take the sword offered by General Burgoyne, and, treating him as a gentleman, invites him into his tent. All of the figures in the scene are portraits of specific officers. Trumbull planned this outdoor scene to contrast with the Declaration of Independence beside it.
John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut, the son of the governor. After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington. He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and focused on history painting.


Major figures in the painting (from left to right, beginning with mounted officer):

A full key is available here.

The dimensions of this oil painting on canvas are 365.76 cm by 548.64 cm (144.00 in by 216.00 in).
Date December 1821
date QS:P571,+1821-12-00T00:00:00Z/10
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 365.7 cm (12 ft); Width: 548.6 cm (18 ft)
dimensions QS:P2048,365.76U174728;P2049,548.64U174728
United States Capitol
Current location
Rotunda
Exhibition history New York City from January to March 1822
References described at URL: https://www.aoc.gov/art/historic-rotunda-paintings/surrender-general-burgoyne
Source/Photographer 1. United States Architect of the Capitol
2. aoc.gov
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Public domain This image is a work of an employee of the Architect of the Capitol, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, all images created or made by the Architect of the Capitol are in the public domain in the United States, with the exception of classified information. Architect of the Capitol logo
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