Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Washington and Rochambeau at Yorktown

I found this painting on Pinterest the other day and I'm posting it here simply because I think it is a good looking painting.

I don't know who the artist was or when it was painted, but I like his realism and style.

I just recently discovered Pinterest and have been having a lot of fun searching for pictures of historical paintings and military uniforms. It is somehow related to Facebook, so I guess if you are a "friend" of Der Alte Fritz, you can also follow me whenever I add a new picture pinned to my album.

I have found this to be a useful tool for collecting military uniform information that I can use as a painting guide for figures.


  1. The Siege of Yorktown was painted by Auguste Couder. I saw it hanging in Versailles many years ago.

  2. Here's a nice on-line article about the painting.

    It is a nice one.


  3. Great painting indeed!

    We use Pintrest at my work to collectively collect reference materials. It's a pretty neat thing.

  4. What a wonderful painting Jim. Sensational details in the uniforms and surrounds. Quite inspiring.