Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder (1722—89)

by Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder (1722—89)

Oil on canvas; 180 cm x 108 cm. LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany.

by Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder (1722—89)

Oil on canvas; Height: 122 cm (48.03 in), Width: 93 cm (36.61 in). Private collection.

... Washington had made every mistake in the book in the New York campaign. He had misread the enemy’s intentions; he had divided his forces in the face of superior numbers; he had provided no cavalry; he had hesitated almost fatally to get his army out of Manhattan once he grasped the folly of keeping it there; he had allowed Greene to persuade him against his better judgment to keep men in Fort Washington; he had allowed a wealth of precious tents, flour, ordnance, and ammunition at Forts Washington and Lee to fall into enemy hands.

Myron Magnet
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817 (2014)