Burgoyne, Surrender of General by John Trumbull Art Print
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.
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.
Inventory #68 - Portraits of Famous People Art Prints