Historical scene depicting the capture of Major John Andre. Andre is at the center of the frame, wearing a long dark coat, with his boots and hat discarded behind him. Next to him stand two men, the one on the left stands next to a horse looking at Andre, while the one on the right holds up a hand stopping Andre and in his other hand he holds a letter, which incriminates Andre as a spy. A third man sits on a rock to the right holding a musket and watching the confrontation. In the background is a river in the distance and stands of trees.





Ink on paper, engraving


Overall (H x W): 20 in. × 24 in. (50.8 cm × 60.96 cm)
Other (Plate H x W): 17 1/2 in. × 20 7/8 in. (44.45 cm × 53.02 cm)
Other (Image H x W): 13 1/16 in. × 17 13/16 in. (33.18 cm × 45.24 cm)

Credit Line

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


Printed below image on left in block script: "Painted by A. B. Durand."
Printed below image centered in block script: "Figures engd. by Alfred Jones."
Printed below image on right in block script: "Landscape engd. by Smille & Hinshelwood."

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Colors (Beta)

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