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The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789

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On the night of November 26, 1781, British troops made a sortie against the Spanish forces at Gibraltar, setting fire to the enemy batteries and securing an important victory in the long siege of Gibraltar. Zoom in on the painting to take a closer look at Trumbull's cast of characters.

On the night of November 26, 1781, British troops made a sortie against the Spanish forces at Gibraltar, setting fire to the enemy batteries and securing an important victory in the long siege of Gibraltar. Zoom in on the painting to take a closer look at Trumbull's cast of characters.

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The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar, 1789
John Trumbull (American)
Oil on canvas
Purchase, Pauline V. Fullerton Bequest; Mr. and Mrs. James Walter Carter and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Gifts; Erving Wolf Foundation and Vain and Harry Fish Foundation Inc. Gifts; Gift of Hanson K. Corning, by exchange; and Maria DeWitt Jesup and Morris K. Jesup Funds, 1976 (1976.332)