by James Breck Perkins
This detail of a painting of the commanders at Yorktown was done in the mid-1830's by Louis-Charles-Auguste Couder [French, 1790-1873]. A follower of the romantic school, Couder studied life portraits of the principals for this work. In the center, gesturing, is Rochambeau, with La Fayette visible behind Washington's left shoulder. Mounted in the background is the Duc (Duke) de Lauzun. For more Revolutionary War art, visit our Art Gallery.
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