John Trumbull, The Resignation of General Washington of His Commission at Annapolis, oil on canvas, c. 1824-1828

    All Titles

  • John Trumbull, The Resignation of General Washington of His Commission at Annapolis, oil on canvas, c. 1824-1828

Dublin Core

Title

John Trumbull, The Resignation of General Washington of His Commission at Annapolis, oil on canvas, c. 1824-1828

Subject

Paintings

Description

One of the iconic paintings of the Revolutionary era, this work by John Trumbull depicts George Washington’s resignation as commander of the Continental Army. This moment was of great symbolic significance to Americans, as Washington was demonstrating his strict adherence to ideals of public virtue by giving up his military power and returning to private life. Martha Washington and three of her grandchildren are pictured in the balcony, even though they were not present at the actual event (image courtesy of Yale University Art Gallery).

Creator

John Trumbull

Format

oil on canvas

Language

eng

Identifier

CAP Ref. 1832.8

Additional Item Metadata

Citation

Trumbull, John. Washington Resigning His Commission, Annapolis, December 23, 1783. 1817-1822, oil on canvas. CAP Ref. 1832.8. Yale University Art Gallery.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

painting

Files

Collection

How to Cite this Item

John Trumbull, "John Trumbull, The Resignation of General Washington of His Commission at Annapolis, oil on canvas, c. 1824-1828," in Martha Washington, Item #92, http://www.marthawashington.us/items/show/92 (accessed November 23, 2014).