The Battle of Brooklyn Original Oil Painting
The Battle of Brooklyn
Colonel William Smallwood's Maryland Battalion, August 27, 1776
Original Oil Painting
by Mark Maritato
Oil on Canvas
Painting/Artwork Size 40" wide x 30" tall
Framed Size as shown 46-1/2" x 36-1/2"
Description of Artwork: Depicted here is the climax of the battle of Brooklyn, also known as the battle of Long Island, fought on August 27th 1776 during the Revolutionary War where Colonel William Smallwood's Maryland battalion of about 400 men being lead by Brigadier General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) and Major Mordecai Gist. These men are shown in magnificent detail as they are engaged in a masterful, yet desperate rear-guard action to stop the British advance headed by Hessians and Jaegers Corps under De Heister/Von Donop as well as the British 71st Regiment of Foot (Frasers Highlanders). Smallwood's Marylanders made multiple charges with the bayonet near the old stone Vechte-Cortelyou house located on the Shore Road and sacrificed over 256 men. Stirling's stubborn action against over three times his number slowed the British down long enough to buy the remainder General George Washington's force precious time to retreat across the nearby Gowanus Marsh and reach the main Continental Army line (located on today's Fort Green and Red Hook Sections). The Sacrifice of Smallwood's Marylanders allowed Washington's Army to regroup and retreat: escaping across the East River to the battery located on Manhattan Island. The Marylanders were one of the few well-uniformed and equipped organizations in Washington's Army being dressed in hunting-style frocks with Buckskin breeches and armed with "Committee of Safety" Muskets. This wonderful artwork is signed and dated by historical artist Mark Maritato.
Please Note - We have added a digital watermark to the image on this listing in order to prevent unauthorized reproduction. The original artwork is not watermarked.
Connecticut artist Mark Maritato has been known for many years as a painter of historical subjects. His large oil paintings and prints of military battles now grace many private and institutional collections around the world. Mr Maritato is now proud to offer his original one-of-a-kind paintings directly to collectors. When you purchase an original Maritato Painting, You are purchasing a beautiful very high quality piece of artwork that will grace your home and become an heirloom piece to be passed down for generations.
Original Oil Painting