The Death of Paulus Aemilius at the Battle of Cannae, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 27
Arranged and painted at the age of eighteen, before the artist had received any instruction. The arrangement and composition of this early picture is all that is original: the pArts or separate figures were chosen from various engravings. See Rollin's Roman History, book 14th, sec. 2d. The earliest composition of the artist.--"Animaeque magnae/ Prodigum Paullum, superante Poeno--" Hor., B. 1, Ode 12. [P. 24.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by Colonel Trumbull; including eight subjects of the American Revolution, with near two hundred and fifty Portraits of persons distinguished in that important period, painted by him from Life. On exhibition in the Picture Gallery of Yale College, New Haven: where they were placed by the donor, on condition that after his decease, the proceeds of the exhibition be forever applied in aid of the education of indigent students in Yale College. Fourth Edition. New Haven: Printed by E. Hayes, 50 Chapel St. 1860.