File:Surrender of Lord Cornwallis.jpg

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John Trumbull: Surrender of Lord Cornwallis  wikidata:Q3212180 
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John Trumbull: Surrender of Lord Cornwallis
Title
Object type painting
Description
English: This painting depicts the forces of British Major General Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738–1805) (who was not himself present at the surrender), surrendering to French and American forces after the Siege of Yorktown (September 28 – October 19, 1781) during the American Revolutionary War. The central figures depicted are Generals Charles O'Hara and Benjamin Lincoln. The United States government commissioned Trumbull to paint patriotic paintings, including this piece, for them in 1817, paying for the piece in 1820.
Français : Ce tableau dépeint le général britannique Charles Cornwallis, 1er marquis Cornwallis (1738–1805), se rendant aux forces françaises et américaines après le siège de Yorktown (28 septembre – 10 octobre 1781) durant la guerre d'indépendance américaine. Cette peinture à l'huile sur toile fut exécutée par l'artiste américain John Trumbull en 1817. Il fut acheté par le gouvernement américain en 1820.
Date 1820, placed 1826
Medium oil on canvas
QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 12 ft (365.7 cm); Width: 18 ft (548.6 cm)
dimensions QS:P2048,12U3710;P2049,18U3710
Rotunda of the US Capitol
Washington D.C.
Notes A preliminary version was painted in 1785.[1]
References described at URL: https://www.aoc.gov/art/historic-rotunda-paintings/surrender-lord-cornwallis
Source/Photographer http://www.aoc.gov/cc/photo-gallery/ptgs_rotunda.cfm
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

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