John Trumbull collection at the Gilcrease Institute, 1820-1831

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

Collection size: 1 v. (15 items on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: One bound volume containing a letter from Trumbull to Richard Rush regarding the death of Benjamin West; a letter to Sir Thomas Lawrence congratulating him on becoming president of the Royal Academy; a color chart for "Our Saviour Receiving Little Children"; 7 proofs of an engraving of the painting "Surrender of Cornwallis"; and an invitation to a dinner in honor of Daniel Webster.

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

Microfilmed 1984 along with other selected art related papers from the Gilcrease Institute.

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  • Microfilm reel 3281 (frames 471-493) available at Archives of American Art offices, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.
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