Burgoyne, Surrender of General by John Trumbull Art Print

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A Museum Quality Art Print of The Surrender of General Burgoyne by John Trumbull. The artist finished this large oil on canvas in the year 1821 and it was placed in the Rotunda at the United States Capitol Building in 1826. The scene portrays the surrender of the British General John Burgoyne at Saratoga, New York on October 17, 1777. This surrender followed battles with American General Horatio Gates in September and October of 1777. The British lost many men and defenses during both of these engagements and Burgoyne retreated with a weakened army to Saratoga where he offered his surrender. This was a turning point in the American Revolution which prevented the British from dividing New England from the rest of the colonies and was a deciding factor in bringing active support from the Government of France.

The painting depicts General Burgoyne prepared to surrender his sword to General Gates. Gates though shows respect for Burgoyne and refuses to take the sword and instead offers hospitality by directing the British General to the tent to take refreshment. The American Flag flies in the wind at the top of the tent. The scene shows peace rather than combat or hostility, beneath the blue sky and white clouds, officers wear their dress uniforms, weapons are sheathed or slung and the cannons stand silently. In the center of the painting extending into the background is the British Army along with its German reinforcements. Each character in this composition is an actual person who fought in the American Revolution. Some of the more notable persons are American Captain Seymour of Connecticut who is mounted, American Colonel Scammel of New Hampshire in blue, British Major General William Phillips in red, British Lieutenant General John Burgoyne in red, American Major General Horatio Gates in blue and American Colonel Daniel Morgan is in white. A full picture key can be found at American Revolution.org.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from a historic painting entitled The Surrender of General Burgoyne by John Trumbull.

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