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John Trumbull collection, 1790-[ca. 1800]

John Trumbull collection, 1790-[ca. 1800]

Trumbull, John, 1756-1843

Muralist, Painter, Miniature painter

Collection Information

Size: 5 items (on partial microfilm reel)

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.

Provenance

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.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel D10 (fr. 1615-1617) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

John Trumbull collection, 1790-[ca. 1800]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.