vintagenational: Photo by Willard R. Culver. From “U. S. Capitol, Citadel of Democracy,” National Geographic, August, 1952. An Artist Sitting on the Platform-supported Canvas Cleans a Rotunda Painting Marie Kalnoky freshens “The Surrender of General Burgoyne,” one of four documentary pictures made by John Trumbull especially for the Capitol. Trumbull (1756-1843), who drew on his own Revolutionary experiences, had the additional advantage of painting his heroes in the flesh.