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Resignation of Gen. Washington.--December 23, 1783, (painting)

Catalog Data

Artist:
Trumbull Colonel  Search this
Subject:
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1827
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 27
Washington, 1827. The peace of 1783 had accomplished the great object of the American Revolution; . . . After taking affectionate leave of his old comrades, at New York, accompanied by only two of them, Col. Benjamion Walker and Col. Humphreys, aids-du-camp, he proceeded to Annapolis, where Congress, the very shadow of a government, were then sitting, and then resigned his commission into the hands of twenty-three powerless men, divested himself of all authority, and so retired to private life. . . . [Pp. 27-30; excerpted from a detailed description of Washington's resignation, which includes details of the last days of the American Revolution, and an extract from the Journal of Congress that includes Washington's Resignation Speech.]
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.
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Architecture interior--Civic  Search this
History--United States--Revolution  Search this
Portrait group  Search this
Occupation--Political--Congressman  Search this
Control number:
AECI 04040027
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_82742