Historical scene of the surrender of Lieutenant General Charles Cornwallis to the combined American and French forces. In the middle of the frame stands Brigadier General Charles O'Hara, who extends a sword hilt first to the opposing commanders in a sign of surrender. On the left are the British forces, with mounted troops in the background, and infantry in the foreground. The combined French and American forces are on the right side of the frame, with Comte de Deuxponts nearest O'Hara. Behind him are the generals and commanders of the army, and in the background can be seen the army's infantry.

Date

1865-1875


People


Geography


Material/Technique

Ink on paper, engraving


Dimensions

Overall (H x W): 20 in. × 27 13/16 in. (50.8 cm × 70.64 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 15 15/16 in. × 23 11/16 in. (40.48 cm × 60.17 cm)


Credit

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985


Marks

Printed below image on left in block print: "Painted by Armand Dumaresq."
Printed below image on right in block print: "Engraved & printed by Illman Brothers.
Printed below image under each figure the text identifies: "Comte de Custin; Duc de Laval Montmorench; Duc de Lauzun; Major General O'Hara; Comte de Deuxponts; Comte de Rochambeau; Marquis de Lafayette; General Washington; General Lincoln; Baron Steuben; General H. Knox."
Printed below image centered in block script: "The Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown A.D. 1781."


Object Number

SC-171


Colors


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