Papers from John Trumbull's paint box, 1794-[ca. 1830]
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843
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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.
Papers from John Trumbull's paint box, 1794-[ca. 1830]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel 3589 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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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