British surrender to George Washington, 1781

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The engraving depicts the British surrender at Yorktown that ended the Revolutionary War. American Commander George Washington accepts the surrender.

The title is "The British surrendering their Arms to Gen. Washington after their defeat at York Town in Virginia October 1781."

The artist's inscription reads "To the Defenders of American Indpendence this print is most respectfully inscribed by their fellow citiizen J. F. Renault."

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About This Item

  • Title: British surrender to George Washington, 1781
  • Creator: Renault, John Francis
  • Creation Date: 1819
  • Subject Date: 1819
  • Town: Yorktown
  • State: VA
  • Media: Digital image
  • Local Code: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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