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Guide to the John Trumbull Papers
1775 - 1842
 MS 639, MS 2561

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
Title: John Trumbull Papers
Dates: 1775-1842
Abstract: American artist John Trumbull was born in Lebanon, CT on June 6, 1756. He studied under American painter Benjamin West and produced such famous works as Battle of Bunker Hill,  Death of General Montgomery at Quebec and  Declaration of Independence; as well as portraits of General Washington, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton. He was also active in politics and diplomacy, serving as a commissioner for the Jay Treaty. In his later years Trumbull returned to the art world as president of the American Academy of the Fine Arts. He passed away in 1843 at the age of 88.
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet (2 boxes and 5 volumes)
Call Phrase: MS 639, MS 2561