The Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. A.D. 1781.

DUMARESQ, Charles Édouard Armand (1826-1895).

Published by [Philadelphia]: Illman Brothers, [c. 1860]., 1860
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Single sheet, (20 ½ x 26 inches). Fine engraving with original hand-color in full (a few marginal tears, some repaired). First edition. A beautifully hand-colored engraving after the painting by Dumaresq. This important scene depicts Cornwallis's surrender to Washington after the Battle of Yorktown, and names the important figures in the scene below: Comte de Custine, Duc de Laval Montmorency, Duc de Lauzun, Major General O'Hara, Comte de Deuxponts, Comte de Rochambeau, Marquis de Lafayette, General Washington, General Lincoln, Baron Steuben, and General H. Knox. Major General O'Hara, substituting for General Cornwallis, is shown handing his sword to the Comte de Rochambeau, who is standing next to General Washington. Dumaresq was a French painter known mainly for his religious and military subjects. The Illman Brothers were prolific mid-nineteenth century engravers whose work dealt with historical subjects as well as fashion. Bookseller Inventory # 72MMS188

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Title: The Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. A.D...

Publisher: [Philadelphia]: Illman Brothers, [c. 1860].

Publication Date: 1860

Edition: 1st Edition

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