Notes and Abbreviations
Dimensions are given in inches, then centimeters; height precedes width.
A key to bibliographical abbreviations and manuscript collections follows. Extensive bibliographies of the Trumbull literature appear in the first edition of Sizer’s Works (see Sizer 1967) and Jaffe 1975.
In order to make the identification of Trumbull’s works accord with the artist’s own designations, the wording of most titles used here follows that in the 1832 Catalogue published at the opening of the Trumbull Gallery at Yale or Trumbull’s “Account of Paintings.” (The 1832 Catalogue was republished in Trumbull’s 1841 Autobiography; only the enumeration differs.)
Dictionary of American Biography. 21 vols. New York, 1943–44.
Dunlap 1834
Dunlap, William. A History of the Rise and Progress of the Arts of Design in the United States. 2 vols. New York, 1834.
Jaffe 1971
Jaffe, Irma B., “Fordham University’s Trumbull Drawings: Mistaken Identities in The Declaration of Independence and Other Discoveries.” The American Art Journal, 3 (Spring 1971), pp. 5–38.
Jaffe 1975
Jaffe, Irma B., John Trumbull: Patriot-Artist of the American Revolution. Boston, 1975.
Morgan 1926
Morgan, John H. Paintings by John Trumbull at Yale University. New Haven, 1926.
Rollin 1768
Rollin, Charles, and J. B. L. Crevier. The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium. Translated from the French. 3rd ed. 10 vols. London, 1768.
Silliman, “Notebook”
Silliman, Benjamin. “Notebook.” Unpublished reminiscences, 1857. YUL-SF. Although a typescript exists, page references here are to the original manuscript, which is divided into two separately paginated sections (I and II).
Sizer 1953
Sizer, Theodore, ed. The Autobiography of Colonel John Trumbull: Patriot-Artist, 1756–1843. New Haven, 1953.
Sizer 1967
Sizer, Theodore. The Works of Colonel John Trumbull. Rev. ed. New Haven, 1967 (1st ed., 1950).
Trumbull, “Account of Paintings”
Trumbull, John. “Account of Paintings by Jno. Trumbull. Copied from an Early Book which was Ruined by Damp.” YUL-JT. Divided into two sections, the first (I) works executed between 1770 and 1783; the second (II), pictures done in London, 1784. Reprinted in the Tale University Library Gazette, 22 (April 1948), pp. 116–23.
Trumbull 1831
Trumbull, John. Draft of an exhibition list (for Trumbull 1832). FUL.
Trumbull 1832
Trumbull, John. Catalogue of Paintings by Colonel Trumbull . . . Now Exhibiting in the Gallery of Yale College. . . , New Haven, 1832.
Trumbull 1841
Trumbull, John. Autobiography, Reminiscences and Letters by John Trumbull from 1756 to 1841. New York, London, and New Haven, 1841.
The Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford; John Trumbull Papers
Connecticut State Library, Hartford; Jonathan Trumbull Papers
Fordham University Library, Bronx, New York; Charles Allen Munn Collection
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; Trumbull Papers
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston
The New-York Historical Society; John Trumbull Papers
Yale University; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University Library; Benjamin Franklin Collection
Yale University Library; John Trumbull Papers
Yale University Library; Silliman Family Papers
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