John Trumbull
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John Trumbull (1756 - 1843)

John Trumbull
Born in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
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Husband of — married 1 Oct 1800 in Parish Church of St Mary, Hendon, Englandmap
[children unknown]
Died in New York, New York, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 23 Dec 2009
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Biography

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John Trumbull served during the American Revolution
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This sketch, focused on the Trumbull family, is from selected material in a major article in Wikipedia.[1]

John Trumbull (June 6, 1756 – November 10, 1843) was an American artist during the period of the American Revolutionary War and was notable for his historical paintings. His Declaration of Independence (1817) was used on the reverse of the two-dollar bill.

A very nice high resolution photo of Surrender_of_General_Burgoyne is available.

John was born in 1756 the son of Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (October 12, 1710 – August 17, 1785) (the original spelling, "Trumble") Governor of Connecticut from 1769 to 1784 and Faith Robinson Trumbull (1718–1780), daughter of Rev. John Robinson.

In 1800 John Trumbull married Sarah Hope Harvey Trumbull (1774-1824).

John died in 1843. His grave is now at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven near that of his wife and Elihu Yale

His Memorial has a biography with links to those of his wife Sarah Hope Harvey Trumbull and his parents Jonathan Sr. and Faith. The memorials have biographies and links to those of family members.


John Trumbull Wikipedia The Wikipedia biography has many images of John's paintings.

A newly published book in 2016 by Paul Strati entitled "Of Arms and Artists, The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes" profiles his life and work including reproductions of a number of his well-known pieces. pages 161-235 "Of Arms and Artists, The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes" by Paul Stairti, 2016 Bloombury Press, NY Call 759.13 STA [2]

Family

Father - Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (October 12, 1710 – August 17, 1785) (the original spelling, "Trumble")

Mother - Faith Robinson (1718–1780), daughter of Rev. John Robinson

Spouse - married in 1800, Sarah Hope Harvey Trumbull (1774-1824)

Child - John Ray Trumbull: In 1791, John had an illegitimate son with a household servant

Sources

  1. John Trumbull Wikipedia
  2. "Of Arms and Artists, The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes" by Paul Stairti, 2016 Bloomsbury Press, NY Call 759.13 STA
  • Jaffe, Irma B. John Trumbull, Patriot-Artist of the American Revolution. New York Graphic Society, 1975


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