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Surrender of Lord Cornwallis

John Trumbull

Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'

1820; placed 1826


U.S. Capitol


The subject of this painting is the surrender of the British army at Yorktown, Virginia, in 1781, which ended the last major campaign of the Revolutionary War.



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Taken on October 12, 2011