June 06, 2005

Happy Birthday, John Trumbull

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The Battle of Bunker Hill. Image courtesy of British Battles.

If you believe Wikipedia, which experience has taught me is a dodgy proposition, today is the birthday of Revolutionary War painter John Trumbull in 1756. Well, I'm willing to go with this factoid, as it gives me an excuse for posting one of Trumbull's more famous paintings depicting the Death of Gen. Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

One thing I've never been able to figure out about this painting - how did Boy George get into the battle? (Check the lower right.)

Just asking.

Posted by Robert at June 6, 2005 02:28 PM

Ah Ha! Proof that Boy George is an Immortal! I knew it.

There can be only one.

Posted by: owlish at June 6, 2005 05:29 PM
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