08/20/2013 10:52 am ET Updated Oct 20, 2013

82nd & Fifth: COMPASSION by Carrie Rebora Barratt

In this painting, Trumbull depicts the code of conduct for the battlefield: the commander of British troops compassionately reaches out to the vanquished leader of the Spanish. "Every one of his pictures has an agenda," says narrator Carrie Rebora Barratt.

Zoom in on the painting to take a closer look at Trumbull's cast of characters.