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|Anonymous - The French Representation of The Surrender At Yorktown
Reddition de l'Armée Angloises Commandée par Mylord Comte de Cornwallis aux Armées Combinées des âtats unis de l'Amérique et de France. . .
Published: Paris 1781
Medium: Hand-colred etching
Dimensions: 10 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches
This etching is a fanciful French representation of the surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, depicted in the upper center as a walled medieval town. The French army, dressed in blue, is in the foreground and the American army, in red, is in the background between which the British army is seen leaving the field. The French fleet, whose command of the seas was decisive, is depicted as being anchored in the York River.