John Turnbull Self Portrait
Oil on Canvas by John Trumbull.
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.