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This dramatic scene commemorates the October 1781 Siege of Yorktown in Virginia. The original 1836 painting hangs in the Hall of Battles at the Palace of Versailles in France. This full-sized copy is believed to have been painted by French artist Henry LeGrand and exhibited at the Chicago Art Union in 1860. The central figure (gesturing) represents French General Rochambeau. General George Washington and General Lafayette (visible on Washington’s right) stand in front of a striped officer’s tent. They are surrounded by French officers and soldiers who fought alongside Washington’s army. The American Indian figures in the background may represent a delegation of Oneida and other Native Americans who witnessed the surrender of British General Cornwallis and his army. Yorktown was one of the last major military actions of the Revolutionary War.  

Artwork Details

  • The Siege of Yorktown
    Attributed to Henry LeGrand, after Louis-Charles-Auguste Couder
    Paris, France
    Oil on Canvas
    Museum of the American Revolution


This image shows a painting called Valley Forge Winter The Return of the Foraging Party. It is a large painting displayed in a brown frame with a golden interior. The painting shows a gray wintry day of soldiers marching through Valley Forge. They are walking toward the viewer. There is a soldier on horseback with his sword in his right hand and a flag in his left.

Valley Forge Winter, The Return of the Foraging Party

This painting by American artist Harrington G. Fitzgerald shows the bleak scene of a foraging party of Continental Army soldiers returning to camp during the 1777-1778 winter encampment at Valley Forge.
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Washington Crossing the Delaware

American artist Harrington G. Fitzgerald painted this version of General George Washington’s famous 1776 crossing of the Delaware River about 100 years after the Revolutionary War.
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Image 092320 16x9 William Trego March Valley Forge Painting Collection

March to Valley Forge

This iconic depiction of the march to Valley Forge by William B. T. Trego was painted in Philadelphia and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1883.
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