Trumbull, John, b. 1756 d. 1843
Painter, Muralist, Miniature painter
Active in England; New Haven, Conn.; N.Y.
Collection size: 12 items (on partial microfilm reel)
Collection Summary: Papers from John Trumbull's paint box including an oval paper pattern for minatures inscribed "size for maile portraits sight measure 1794" (approximately 3 7/8 x 3 inches); a test of the pigment Terra de Cassol (cassel earth); a printed form letter to members of Congress, April 15, 1822, asking them to seek out portraits of those present at the resignation of General Washington; a handwritten invitation to tea from Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins; specifications and estimate from PB Lamont, New York, August 12, 1821, "for painting of the New York institution outside only"; fragments of 3 circulars issued by Trumbull soliciting subscriptions for engravings of his history paintings; 2 miscellaneous clippings; and a blank bank discount and deposit slip.
Biographical/Historical Note: Painter; New Haven, Connecticut. Born in Lebanon, Ct. Studied under Benjamin West in London. Painted historic portraits and paintings.
Deposited 1984 by the National Portrait Gallery.
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Also in the Archives
- John Trumbull collection at the Gilcrease Institute, 1820-1831
- John Trumbull collection, 1790-[ca. 1800]
- John Trumbull papers, 1787-1843
- Letter to Anthony Wayne, 1779 Nov. 9
- Letters to Jonathan Potts, 1776 July-Aug
- Image and Media Gallery items from other collections related to Trumbull, John