List of illustrations

  • The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
  • Colonel John Trumbull
  • The Death of Paulus Aemilius at the Battle of Cannae
  • The Oath of Brutus
  • Brutus and His Friends at the Death of Lucretia
  • Elisha Restoring the Shunammite's Son
  • Elisha Restoring the Shunammite's Son
  • The Battle of La Hogue
  • The Death of General Wolfe
  • The Death of the Earl of Chatham
  • The Death of the Earl of Chatham
  • The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775, detail
  • The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775
  • The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781
  • Oath of the Horatii
  • The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, detail
  • The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775
  • The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775
  • Peter the Great at the Capture of Narva
  • The Death of Paulus Aemilius at the Battle of Cannae
  • Hannibal after the Battle of Cannae
  • Brutus and His Friends at the Death of Lucretia
  • Le Ravissement
  • The Death of Virginia
  • The Oath of Brutus
  • Belisarius
  • Belisarius
  • The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775
  • Study for The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill
  • Lieutenant Thomas Grosvenor and His Negro Servant
  • Study for The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill
  • Study for The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill
  • The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec, December 31, 1775
  • Study for The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec
  • Study for The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec
  • Study for The Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec
  • The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • Thomas Lawrence as the Dying Spaniard
  • General Elliot at Gibraltar, May 20, 1786
  • Study for The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • Study for The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • Study for The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • Study for The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • Study for The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • Study for The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • Study for The Sortie Made by the Garrison of Gibraltar
  • The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777
  • The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton (unfinished version)
  • Study for The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton
  • Study for The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton
  • Figure Studies
  • Study for The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton
  • Study for The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton
  • Study for The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton
  • Study for The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton
  • Study for The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton
  • College and Village of Princeton
  • The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776
  • Study for The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton
  • The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
  • First Idea of the Declaration of Independence, Paris, Sept. 1786
  • Study for The Declaration of Independence, detail
  • Study for The Declaration of Independence, detail
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, October 19, 1781
  • Study for the Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown (Count Deuxponts)
  • Landscape study for The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown
  • Study for The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown
  • Study for The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown
  • Study for The Surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown
  • The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga, October 16, 1777
  • Landscape study for The Surrender of General Burgoyne at Saratoga
  • The Resignation of General Washington, December 23, 1783
  • The Resignation of General Washington
  • Study for the State House at Annapolis (recto)
  • Study for the State House at Annapolis (verso)
  • The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker's Hill
  • Self-Portrait
  • Paul Revere
  • Self-Portrait
  • Major General Jabez Huntington
  • George Washington
  • Sir John Temple and Family
  • Patrick Tracy
  • George Clinton
  • John Jay
  • Richard Varick
  • Henry La Tourett de Groot
  • Self-Portrait
  • Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. and Their Daughter Faith
  • Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Winslow
  • Governor and Mrs. Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mifflin
  • Roger Alden
  • Joseph Trumbull
  • Jeremiah Wadsworth and His Son Daniel Wadsworth
  • Patrick Tracy
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Washington at Verplanck's Point New York, 1782, Reviewing the French Troops after the Victory at Yorktown
  • George, Prince of Wales
  • General George Washington at Trenton
  • Parthenon Frieze
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • John Adams
  • Lemuel Hopkins
  • Nathanael Greene; William Hull; Ebenezer Stevens; Thomas Youngs Seymour; John Brooks
  • Eleanor (Nelly) Parke Custis; Cornelia Schuyler; Mrs. George Washington; Sophia Chew; Harriet Chew
  • Giuseppe Ceracchi; Tristram Dalton;“The Young Sachem,” A Chief of the Six Nations; Theodore Sedgwick; Oliver Ellsworth
  • Rufus King; Fisher Ames; “The Infant,” Chief of the Seneca Indians; John Langdon; John Brown
  • Henry Laurens; John Jay; John Adams; George Hammond; William Temple Franklin
  • Study for The Treaty of Peace
  • William Smallwood; Elnathan Haskell; Daniel Morgan; Egbert Benson; Philip John Schuyler
  • Thomas Mifflin; Samuel Livermore; Laurence Manning; Richard Butler; Arthur Lee
  • William Loughton Smith; Rufus Putnam; Jacob Read; Ralph Izard; John Faucheraud Grimké
  • Otho Holland Williams; Thomas Pinckney; John Rutledge; Charles Cotesworth Pinckney; William Moultrie
  • Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.; Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.; “Good Peter,” Chief of the Oneida Indians; Lemuel Hopkins; John Trumbull
  • Harriet Wadsworth; Faith Trumbull; Mrs. Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.; Catherine Wadsworth; Julia Seymour
  • Captain Blodget
  • Major Winthrop Sargent
  • Hopothle Mico
  • Major General Arthur St. Clair
  • Harriet Wadsworth
  • General Hugh Mercer
  • Major Lithgow
  • Rev. Enos Hitchcock
  • Stephen Hopkins
  • Brigadier General Anthony Wayne
  • Faith Trumbull Wadsworth
  • Sarah Trumbull in a White Dress
  • Conversio
  • Christopher Gore
  • Self-Portrait
  • Sarah Trumbull with a Spaniel
  • Mrs. Robert Lenox
  • Robert Lenox
  • Mrs. John (Sarah Hope Harvey) Trumbull
  • The Vernet Family
  • Mrs. Thomas Sully
  • Mrs. John Murray
  • Sarah Trumbull on Her Deathbed
  • Design for the monument to Maria, first wife of Henry Howard of Corby Castle
  • Benjamin Silliman
  • Benjamin Silliman
  • Asher B. Durand
  • Studies of Male Torsos
  • Meleager
  • Male Figure
  • Male Figure
  • Seated Male Figure
  • Reclining Female Figure
  • Reclining Female Figure
  • The Apotheosis of Washington
  • Study for Joshua at the Battle of Ai—Attended by Death
  • Study for the Last Family Who Perished in the Deluge
  • Infant Savior and St. John
  • Madonna au Corset Rouge (Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist)
  • Holy Family
  • Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple
  • Our Savior and Little Children (or Suffer Little Children)
  • Suffer the Little Children
  • The Woman Taken in Adultery
  • I Was in Prison and Ye Came unto Me
  • Study for "I Was in Prison and Ye Came unto Me"
  • St. Paul Preaching at Athens
  • St. Jerome, at Parma
  • Madonna and Child with Sts. Joseph and John
  • The Woman Taken in Adultery
  • Veneration
  • Preparation for the Entombment of the Savior
  • Pietà
  • Pietà
  • The Last Family Who Perished in the Deluge
  • Study for the Last Family Who Perished in the Deluge
  • Madonna of the Long Neck
  • The Call of the Prophet Isaiah
  • Landscape
  • Niagara Falls from an Upper Bank on the British Side
  • Niagara
  • The Peacable Kingdom of the Branch
  • Norwich Falls (or The Falls of the Yantic at Norwich)
  • The Falls of the Yantic at Norwich
  • Sunny Morning on the Hudson River
  • Landscape
  • Cohoes Falls
  • Landscape with Dead Tree
  • The Great Falls of the Connecticut River at Walpole
  • View on the West Mountain near Hartford
  • Study for View on the West Mountain near Hartford
  • The Falls of the Yantic at Norwich
  • Norwich Falls (or The Falls of the Yantic at Norwich)
  • Norwich Falls
  • View of the Falls of Niagara from under Table Rock
  • Niagara Falls from an Upper Bank on the British Side
  • Niagara Falls below the Great Cascade on the British Side
  • Niagara Falls
  • Niagara Falls Two Miles Below Chippewa
  • A Distant View of the Falls of Niagara
  • And Look thro' Nature up to Nature's God
  • Maternal Tenderness
  • Priam Returning to His Family, with the Dead Body of Hector
  • The Family of Lot Departing from Sodom
  • The Earl of Angus Conferring Knighthood on De Wilton
  • Scene from Ossian's "Fingal": Lamderg and Gelchossa
  • Joshua at the Battle of Ai—Attended by Death
  • Satan, Sin and Death
  • And Look thro' Nature up to Nature's God
  • Untitled
  • Priam Returning to His Family, with the Dead Body of Hector
  • Study for Priam Returning to His Family, with the Dead Body of Hector
  • Study for Priam Returning to His Family, with the Dead Body of Hector
  • Devout Men Taking the Body of St. Stephen
  • Scene from Ossian's "Fingal": Lamderg and Gelchossa
  • Trenmor and Inibaca
  • Lamderg and Gelchossa
  • The Earl of Angus Conferring Knighthood on De Wilton
  • Prince John's Submission to Richard I
  • Maternal Tenderness
  • Mother and Child
  • Joshua at the Battle of Ai—Attended by Death
  • Study for Joshua at the Battle of Ai—Attended by Death
  • Death on a Pale Horse
  • Death on a Pale Horse
  • The Expulsion of Heliodorus, detail
  • Interior of the Rotunda with Paintings by John Trumbull
  • View of the Capitol after the Burning by the British, detail
  • Benjamin Latrobe to John Trumbull, July 11, 1917, detail
  • John Trumbull to Benjamin Latrobe, September 25, 1817
  • Section through the North Wing of the Capitol, detail
  • Section through the Capitol Rotunda
  • Schematic Reconstruction of the Sketch of Trumbull's Proposal for the Interior of the Rotunda
  • Plan No. 2 Showing the Interior of the Rotunda
  • Combat memorable entre le Pearson et Paul Jones
  • An Exact View of the Late Battle at Charlestown
  • John Trumbull to Benjamin Latrobe
  • Section through the Capitol Rotunda
  • Plan for the Basement of the Capitol Rotunda
  • An Anglo-Palladian Villa
  • Meetinghouse at Lebanon
  • Trumbull Gallery
  • Elevation and Plan of a Residence
  • Two Interior Views
  • Plans for an Artist's House
  • Landscape Plan for Yale College
  • Hôtel de Salm, Paris, 1784
  • Three Elevations of Three-story Buildings
  • Plan for the Development of Yale College
  • Garret Floor Plan, Two Sections through a Four-story House
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Description: John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter
It was natural, and even inevitable, that the Yale University Art Gallery chose to organize an exhibition devoted to the work of John Trumbull to celebrate the Gallery’s 150th anniversary. The oldest college art museum in America, the Gallery was founded when Trumbull gave a group of his portraits and his scenes of...
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“John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter” brings together for the first time John Trumbull’s best-known paintings, as well as lesser-known examples of his work. The 170 objects—drawn from public and private collections—demonstrate that Trumbull’s artistic interests ranged wide: besides the history themes and...
Description: John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter
Born at Lebanon, Connecticut (June 6), Trumbull was the youngest of six children of Jonathan Trumbull, representative to the Connecticut General Assembly, and his wife Faith, a descendant of the Pilgrim leader John Robinson...

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It seems deceptively easy to place John Trumbull in the development of American art. When the major artists of the preceding generation, Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley, remained in England after the War of Independence, Trumbull and Gilbert Stuart carried forward in America the arts of history painting and portraiture, respectively, during the early years of the Republic. Trumbull’s...

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An avid reader from his youth, Trumbull developed many of the tastes of his European contemporaries— including a respect for the great deeds of the past and for literature and art that instructed men’s moral sensibilities...

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John Trumbull’s portraits present to the student of his art a puzzling assortment of the beautiful, the acceptable, and the downright ugly...

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Description: John Trumbull: The Hand and Spirit of a Painter
Trumbull took seriously the accurate recording of the likenesses of those figures who had been present at the great events of the Revolutionary War. After he returned from London in 1789, he spent five years traveling up and down the eastern coast of the United States, taking “heads” from life, mainly of statesmen and military officers, for his series of history paintings (see p. 38...

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Trumbull is considered the most gifted draftsman of late eighteenth-century America. See Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., American Master Drawings and Watercolors, New York, 1976, pp. 36–42. While his fame...

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Trumbull’s drawing skills developed in a conventional eighteenth-century pattern. Beginning by copying from two-dimensional works such as prints, he graduated to the more difficult task of representing three dimensions in two, first from plaster casts after antique sculpture, and then from the model. Nowhere in Trumbull’s work is drawing as an...

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It is a provocative paradox that John Trumbull’s most intensely religious works were, to all outward appearances, secular. The Revolutionary War series which engaged his labors for so many years was replete with spiritual significance for him...

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One of the curious ironies in the history of American art concerns the bond which links John Trumbull to Thomas Cole, founder of an American landscape school. It was Trumbull who first made Cole known to a large public after seeing the works of the fledgling landscapist in the window of a New York framemaker in 1825...

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In this composition, inspired by classical interpretations of the Roman campagna, Trumbull depicts a gently spreading vista with streams, roads, copses, buildings, and rocks...

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The age of John Trumbull was as revolutionary in its literature as in its politics and painting. It was an age, first of all, that secularized those religious themes an earlier time had explored with baroque and pious wit...

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The year 1817 brought to the painter-patriot John Trumbull the fulfillment of a long-cherished hope: the contract for four paintings depicting events of the Revolutionary War for the United States Capitol...

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The groundplan for the basement of the Rotunda of the Capitol was submitted by Trumbull to Bulfinch to explain his description of the proposed features for the center section of the Capitol...

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