The last major battle of the American Revolution took place in Yorktown, Virginia, in October 1781. The British lost this battle, and their troops, led by Lord Cornwallis, surrendered. This signaled the end of the war, although it took two more years for a peace treaty to be signed. This painting shows the official surrender. The American general on the white horse is Benjamin Lincoln, and he is receiving the surrender of the British officers, although Cornwallis himself was not there. George Washington is shown in the background, seated on a brown house. French troops, who fought with the Americans, are on the left, and American military officers are on the right. Artist John Trumbull created this painting between 1819 and 1820. It is very large, 12 feet by 18 feet, and hangs in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.