John Trumbull collection, 1790-[ca. 1800]

Trumbull, John, b. 1756 d. 1843
Painter, Muralist, Miniature painter
Active in England; New Haven, Conn.; N.Y.

Collection size: 5 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: A ticket to the American Academy of Fine Arts, undated; a receipt for a subscription, April 27, 1790, signed by Anthony C. Poggi; a written receipt to A. C. Poggi, March 8, 1800, and a receipt for a subscription for a print of the Declaration of Independence "which I hereby promise to deliver according to the Propsals published at New-York on the 15th of January, 1818," all signed by Trumbull. Also found is a printed advertisement for "Declaration of Independence. Published by John Trumbull, New-York, Sept. 10th, 1822," describing the delay in printing due to "political convulsions which, during 25 years, were so fatal to the arts of peace."

Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New Haven, Connecticut. Born in Lebanon, Ct. Studied under Benjamin West in London. Painted historic portraits and paintings.

Ticket and receipt donated 1956 by Charles Feinberg. The Poggi note was donated 1958 by Argosy Book Shop. The advertisement and receipt relating to The Declaration of Independence has an unknown donor.

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