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George Washington before the Battle of Trenton

George Washington before the Battle of Trenton

Oil on Canvas  

Date: 1792

Dimensions: 92 ½” x 63”

Location: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington.

General George Washington Resigning His Commission to Congress

General George Washington Resigning His Commission to Congress 1783

Oil on Canvas. 

Date: 1824

Dimensions: 12’ x 18’

Location: The Rotunda, US Capitol, Washington, DC, USA

Notes: General George Washington resigned his commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army to the Congress on December 23, 1783 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis.  This action was of great significance in establishing of civilian rather than military rule, leading to democracy rather than dictatorship. Washington stands with two aides-de-camp addressing the president of the Congress, Thomas Mifflin, and others, such as Elbridge Gerry, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison. Mrs. Washington and her three grandchildren are shown watching from the gallery, although they were not in fact present at the event.

John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington.

George Washington

George Washington

Oil on Canvas.  Portrait of George Washington by John Trumbull.  The painting was a bequest to the museum from Charles Allen Munn, 1924.

Date: 1792

Dimensions: 26 ½” x 18 ½”

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington.

John Turnbull Self Portrait

John Turnbull Self Portrait

Oil on Canvas by John Trumbull.

Date: 1777

Dimensions: 30 ¼ ” x 24”

Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA

Notes: The painting is a bequest of George Nixon Black, 1929.

John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington.

Priam Returning to His Family with the Dead Body of Hector

Priam Returning to His Family with the Dead Body of Hector

Oil on Canvas.  

Date: 1785

Dimensions: 24 ¾” x 36 ¾”

Location: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington.

Norwich Falls (The Falls of the Yantic at Norwich)

Norwich Falls (The Falls of the Yantic at Norwich)

Oil on Canvas.  

Date: 1806

Dimensions: 27” x 36”

Location: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Notes:  John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington.

The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec

The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec December 31 1775

Oil on Canvas.

Date: 1786

Dimensions: 24 ½” x 37”

Location: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington.

Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton

Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, 3 January 1777

Oil on Canvas.  

Date: 1786-1788

Dimensions: 26” x 37”

Location: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington. 

Scenes of Infancy Frontispiece John Leyden

Scenes of Infancy Frontispiece John Leyden 1803

Illustration facing title page of the book, Leyden: Scenes of Infancy, Edinburgh, 1803

Date: 1803

Notes: Scenes of Infancy by John Leyden is the famous poem in which Leyden describes the heroic turning of the bull.

Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence

Oil on Canvas.  Depicts the presentation of the draft of the Declaration to Congress.  The painting is often called the Signing of the Declaration of Independence but only shows the presentation of the draft.

Date: 1817 (placed in the Rotunda in 1826)

Dimensions: 12’ x 8’

Location: Rotunda of the US Capitol, Washington, DC, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington. 

The Impartial Reporter

The Impartial Reporter

Office of The Impartial Reporter newspaper.  The newspaper is the longest producing paper of Fermanach, Ireland.  It was founded by William C. Trimble in 1825.

Location: Fermanach, Ireland

Note: http://www.impartialreporter.com

Capture of the Hessians at Trenton

Capture of the Hessians at Trenton 26 December 1776

Oil on Canvas.  

Date: 1792

Dimensions: 92 ½” x 63”

Location: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington. 

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar

The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar

Oil on Canvas.  

Date: 1820

Dimensions: 71” x 107”

Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington

Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill

Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill 17 June 1775

Oil on Canvas

Date: 1786

Dimensions: 25” x 34”

Location: Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington.

The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis (1820)

The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis

Oil on Canvas.  

Date: 1820

Dimensions: 12’ x 18’

Location: US Capitol Rotunda, Washington DC, USA

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington. 

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis (1787)

Surrender of Lord Cornwallis

Oil on Canvas.

Date: 1787

Dimensions: 13 7/8” x 21”

Location: The Detroit Institute of the Arts

Notes: John Trumbull (1756–1843) was born in Connecticut.  He was the son of the governor of Connecticut.  He studied painting with Benjamin West in London and is known for his paintings recounting significant events in US history.  After graduating from Harvard University, he served in the Continental Army under General Washington. 

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