Surrender of General Burgoyne--October 16, 1777, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 21
The painting represents General Burgoyne, attended by General Phillips, and followed by other officers, arriving near the marquee of General Gates. General Gates has advanced a few steps from the entrance, to meet his prisoner, who, with General Phillips, has dismounted and is in the act of offering his sword, which General Gates declines to receive, and invites them to enter, and partake of refreshments. A number of principal officers of the American army are assembled near the general. The confluence of Fish Creek and the North River, where the British left their arms, is shown in the distance, near the head of Col. Scammell; the troops are indistinctly seen crossing the Creek and the meadows, under the direction of Colonel (since Governor) Lewis, then Quarter-Master General, and advancing towards the fore-ground: they disappear behind the wood, which serves to relieve the three principal figures; and again appear, (grenadiers, without arms or accoutrements,) under the left arm of General Gates. Officers on horseback, American, British, and German, precede the head of the column, and form an interesting cavalcade, following the two dismounted generals, and connecting the different pArts of the picture. . . . [Pp. 22-25.]
Catalogue of Paintings of Colonel Trumbull, including eight subjects of the American Revolution, with near two hundred and fifty Portraits of persons distinguished in that important period painted by him from the Life, now exhibiting in the Gallery of Yale College, New-Haven. New-Haven: Printed by J. Peck, 1835.