Le General Arnold un des Chefs de l'Armée Anglo Americaine (General Arnold, leader of the American Army)

Engraver Jean-Pierre-Julien Dupin French
Publisher Esnauts et Rapilly French
Sitter Benedict Arnold American

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Arnold is shown half-length in military uniform within an oval decorated above with ribbons around a laurel wreath, and laurel and palm fronds below. Emblems in the border include a Cap of Liberty, a shield, cannon and battle flag. When this print appeared Arnold was a respected American general with a heroic record. In September 1780, concludingd that the American cause was doomed, he tried to share the plans for the fort at West Point with the British army occupying New York City, forever changing how Americans remember him.

This print belongs to a series, published in Paris, portraying American and British military and naval figures active in the Revolutionary War.

American leaders include, in addition to Genearl Arnold, General Horatio Gates, John Hancock (president of the Continental Congress), Admiral Esek Hopkins, General Charles Lee, General Israel Putnam, General Joseph Reed, General John Sullivan, and General George Washington.

British leaders represented are Sir Henry Clinton, Charles, Earl Cornwallis, Admiral George Rodney and Lieutenant Colonel Robert Rogers (an American-born leader of Native forces who fought fo the British).

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