George Washington before the Battle of Trenton by John Trumbull, 1792. (Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA) Oil on canvas. 235 x 160 cm.
George Washington before the Battle of Trenton is one of the most famous works by John Trumbull that was done in 1792. It characterizes George Washington’s authority during that time. Washington has a confident and imperturbable posture. Bright light is used to highlight prestige, significance, and serenity of his entity. Behind Washington, a military man tries to hold a wild white horse. In the background, a crowd of soldiers hold up the American flag under the dark sky as a symbol of victory.
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